I have a relative in Memphis, Tn who was arrested in November for initiation, possession, and promotion of meth. He does not have private counsel but is using a public defender. I have called multiple times and even written a letter to have questions answered without success. The prisoner also has never spoken with his public defender. At his last court appearance he was offered 8yrs community correction probation. He did not know what this was and the PD brought documents to him (first time he has seen the PD) to sign. He did not sign not knowing what this was. How long do you have to make a decision to take this offer? What should we expect to happen at the next court appearance?