Your son may or may not be guilty of anything but you weren't there and don't know for sure. And unless you spoke with the defender and monitored your son's actions, you don't know what happened there either. Expecting probation doesn't mean that there is a guarantee; a judge can overrule even a plea bargain.
BTW--it doesn't matter if "worse offenses go free"; they are irrelevant to your son's case. And no, gullibility is never an excuse.
MY SON A COLLEGE STUDENT AT BALL STATE WHO HAS NOT EVER BEEN IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW WAS INVOLVED IS A INCIDENT WHERE A KID PUT HIS HAND THRU MY SONS SIDE CAR WINDOW AND KICKED THE SIDE PANELS (A FIGHT OVER A GIRL) AND MY SON LEFT THE SCENE AND CALLED MUNCIE POLICE THE KID SAID MY SON TRIED TO HIT HIM AND MY SON WAS CHARGED WITH HIT AND RUN AND FELONY ASSAULT THE KID TRIED TO SUE OR INSURANCE COMPANY AND FAILED. MY SON WENT TO TRIAL HAD A WITNESS THAT TOLD WHAT HAPPENED AND WAS STILL CHARGED WITH TWO MISDEMEANORS .THE NIGHT THAT HE WENT TO TRIAL HIS PUBLIC DEFENDER TOOK HIM OUT FOR DRINKS AT A BAR AND NEVER TOLD HIM HE WOULD HAVE TO REPORT TO A PROBATION OFFICER BEFORE SENTENCING FOR A PRE PROBATION INVESTIGATION. THE THURS EVENING BEFORE SENTENCING THE PUBLIC DEFENDER CALLED AND TOLD HIM TO GET A HOLD OF A VICKY REED AT ADULT PROBATION HE CALLED HER FRI MORNING AND WENT TO CLASSES WAITING TO HEAR FROM HER AND DID NOT. THE FOLLOWING MONDAY HE SHOWS UP FOR SENTENCING EXPECTS TO GET PUT ON PROBATION AS HIS PUBLIC DEFENDER TOLD HIM AND WAS SENTENCED TO 90 DAYS IN JAIL BY WAYNE LENNINGTON WHO SAID HE DIDNT HAVE ANY EXCUSES. HEY WAYNE INSNT BEING GULLIBLE A EXCUSE? YOU COULD HAVE DONE OTHERS THINGS BUT CHOOSE TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE OUT OF A KID WHO IS IN COLLEGE HAS NO CRIMINAL HISTORY AND HE SITS IN JAIL AND PEOPLE WITH WORST OFFENSES GO FREE. THANKS NANCY ADAMS