Reverse Guilty Plea (Novella)

A novella - forthcoming

A novella

A fierce family feud which led to the wrongful incarceration of one of its own” buy Reverse Guilty Plea and The New Populist Party gift set – for only $14.35 softcover editions.

Reverse Guilty Plea is a story about an unusual family feud based on petty differences which led to the wrongful incarceration of one of its own causing turmoil behind the curtains of the Wilson family home. The protagonists Charles tried to do the right thing, but his intentions did not serve him well. On the other hand, the villain, his younger/only sister Aubrey,  got away with grand theft, and became the sole beneficiary of the family estate.

Rising crime rates have led to a lack of efficiency in the U.S. judicial system which endangers its proper functioning. The flawed system is a problem for ordinary Americans because, like Charles, they or their love ones can inevitably become victims of it. As Charles learned, public defenders often encourage defendants to plead guilty, but I suggest fighting to clear one’s record because a criminal record can limit one’s ability to earn a living wage, or worse – disenfranchise them.

I strongly recommend ex-cons write their political representatives even if they can’t vote they have a voice. Use it. It’s more powerful than you can imagine.”

By William Trest, Jr. buy now! $5.34 William Trest’s button Book Release Party Video footage November 25, 2013 Kindle ebook $.99 Nook book $2.99

PRAISE FOR Reverse Guilty Plea

This book explains some important issues. Number one, Mississippi’s practice of purging felons from the voting roll has been a concern of mine for decades.

James H. Meredith, Coauthor, A Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America; Author, Three Years in Mississippi

Reverse Guilty Plea is a must read, and a constant reminder of the lengths that some families will go to keep their dirty deeds hidden, even if it means betraying one of their own.

Starkishia, Author, Starkishia: Estrella

William Trest, Jr.  has ‘driven’ his point across in Reverse Guilty Plea which exemplifies the plight of a southern family trying to raise their children. The story reaches a climax when Charles becomes an issue and divides the interest with his father…

Emmanuel Owah, Author, Government of the Crooks, By the Crooks, and For the Crooks

Reverse Guilty Plea is a very informative and entertaining novella that exposes readers to an ugly and fierce family feud which pits a father against his son to protect his daughter and perhaps his own business reputation.

Meredith Coleman McGee, Author, Odyssey, James Meredith: Warrior and the America that created him; coauthor of Married to Sin, and Casada al Pecado.

Reverse Guilty Plea Nook Book $5.34

Reverse Guilty Plea AUDIO BOOK – 59 minutes. Read by William E. McGee III. William Trest Jr’s interview on Lady Walker TV


  • xv, 61 pages ; 21 cm


  • 9781490347370
  • 1490347372

LC classification (full)

  • PS3620.R448 R47 2013

LC classification (partial)


  • 2013496364

Dewey class no.

  • 813/.6

Type of material

  • Book

Content type

  • text

Media type

  • unmediated

Carrier type

  • volume

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  • c.1 In Process 05-21-2014

20 thoughts on “Reverse Guilty Plea (Novella)

  1. I read “Reverse Guilty Plea” during the commercial breaks after the 5 pm news this evening. It was a quick read. The main character, Charles, was caring, stubborn, and gullible. He underestimated his sister. She was the most powerful member of their family. In the end, evil triumphed over good. But, I appreciate the fact that Charles reconciled his friendship with Sara, accepted her husband Perry, admitted his errors, and decided to use his tragic experience as a teachable moment which makes him a big person, which in another sense redeems him because others will learn a big lesson from his story.


  2. “Reverse Guilty Plea” is a must read especially if you’re interesting in learning about the injustice in the criminal and court systems. William Trest has definitely hit it on the nail because myself I can verify that what happened to the character Charles happens in real life in the Mississippi justice system. So, if you have time go to the library and pick up this book or buy it and add to your collection. I lived in the state of Washington. No felon in Washington can vote – point blank. In Mississippi some ex-cons can vote. I agree with Mr. Trest that all ex-cons should have the right to vote. The case load of Public Defenders is overwhelming and the people are not getting their just do from overworked legal counsel. Offenders are not really involved with putting their case together for trial because Public Defenders don’t involve them because they don’t have time. People are lucky if they get five minutes of a Public Defenders time. A lot of people don’t know their legal rights. Police have to have probable cause to stop you. If you fit police profiles you are automatically harassed: hoodies, interracial couples, being in poor neighborhoods…


  3. In some cities, more than 50 percent of young African-American men are under such supervision. A large number of prison inmates are African-Americans. Twelve percent of all African-American men in their 20s are incarcerated. More than a third of the 4.7 million disenfranchised felons are African-Americans. In four of the states with lifetime bans for felons, a quarter (Virginia, Iowa) and a third (Florida, Alabama) of all black men are ineligible to vote.

    Give Ballots To Felons? By: Will, George F., Newsweek, 00289604, 3/14/2005, Vol. 145, Issue 11


  4. Voting rules
    State laws vary widely. Which felons can vote in each state:

    *All felons:
    Maine, Vt.

    *Felons on probation or parole:
    Hawaii, Ill., Ind., Mass., Mich., Mont., N.H., N.D., Ohio, Ore., Pa., R.I., Utah, District of Columbia.

    *Felons on probation:
    Calif., Colo., Conn., N.Y., S.D.

    *Felons who complete their sentence:
    Alaska, Ark., Ga., Idaho, Iowa, Kan., La., Md., Minn., Mo., Neb., N.J., N.M., N.C., Okla., S.C., Texas, Wash., W.Va., Wis.

    *Only some felons:
    Ala., Ariz, Del., Fla., Miss., Nev., Tenn., Wyo.

    *No felons:
    Ky., Va.

    Source: American Civil Liberties Union
    (c) USA TODAY, 2008


  5. Congressional Democrats introduced bills to restore felon voting rights which reflects the theme of my book ‘Reverse Guilty Plea.’ Everyone who has been convicted of a felony deserves the chance to participate in the electoral process.


  6. “Reverse Guilty Plea” is a reflection of the culture of the south and the mindset of its citizens and residents in terms of the Justice System which is typical of southern discrimination and injustice in mind of the people and places to be listed as inferior. When Charles Wilson went to the court he was treated as a non-human and clearly deserved equal justice. The story is fiction but its not. Some portions are historical and true.


  7. My novella is a warning of the pitfalls of the judicial system and how easy it is to get trapped in it if you are poor. The plea bargain agreement only encourages people to continue committing crimes. It is almost impossible to obtain employment after having been convicted of a felony. When people can’t find employment they turn to illegal means to earn a living. There needs to be rehabilitation for ex-cons and the opportunity to work without being excluded from society. We are producing a nation of habitual criminals and the judicial system is fostering it.


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