Dozens of other parents were arrested for similar crimes — including Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman. Many of the accused, including Huffman, have pled guilty to the charges and apologized for their actions.
But Lori Loughlin has gone a slightly different route since her arrest — one that's left many people scratching their heads and wondering, frankly, what the heck her lawyers are thinking.
First, she and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, reportedly rejected a plea deal back in April. A plea deal likely would have come with a reduced amount of prison time for the couple.
According to People, Lori refused to plead guilty because she didn't think she did anything wrong. A source close to Lori told the magazine:
It’s just taking some time for it to sink in that what she was allegedly doing could be considered illegal...From the beginning, she didn’t want to take a deal, because she felt that she hadn’t done anything that any mom wouldn’t have done, if they had the means to do so. So this wasn’t her being obstinate; this was her truly not understanding the seriousness of the allegations.