I plan to plead guilty to a third degree felony theft charge. I have no prior criminal record but I know my life will pretty much be over once I'm convicted as I'll lose my job, apartment, etc. Can I refuse probation if offered to me and request I serve the time in prison? I don't care if they gave me the maximum (10 years in TX), as I've made personal amends to the victim, my family, and my God. I don't mind serving any sentence as I did wrong and am willing to lay in the bed I made. If on probation, it would be tough for me to find a place to stay, a job, etc. I don't want to be released early on probation, under the thumb of the justice system. I'd rather serve any time the judge sentences me to, get released unsupervised, and begin my life over. If the judge sentences me to say 10 years probation and restitution, can I ask to serve that time in prison instead?