09-30-2013, 05:12 PM
"I knew it, but I don't know it anymore... and I don't know about Sunday. I promised Dave I'd go to his birthday party since he's nervous being around his family. I'm sure we can make time for each other, though."
Mary looked at Alex, puzzled, "You can tell me anything, darling. What is it?"
"But if I'm not out of jail in 7 or so months, Ella will have had the babies already, and I'm sure you don't want your daughter to get married in a prison cell."
"If you sign this paper, I will guarantee that you will be out of jail in 6 months - and that the time you have already spent in the holding cell will count toward that, making it about 5 months from today. If you do not sign, I will not take your case, and you can test your luck with the government appointed defense lawyer... who will likely just try to settle on your current charges and you can expect at least 5 YEARS."