I will have a long time before the prosecutor gives me a deal I want so what is the best thing I can do to show a judge/court that I should be given the sentence I am asking the charge be lowered to?
Really the focus should be on what can you do for yourself rather than looking good for a judge. What have you learned from this experience? What will you do differently moving forward? What resources are available to help you and to prevent this from happening again? Are you taking advantage of those resources? I think judges can see through things when someone does something simply to look good.
Immediately discuss your mitigation remedial plans with your either assigned or retained attorney of record. You do not want to handle such case incompetently, trust me on that one.
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