Corrected entry: For all the protesting Vanessa's attorney does about her being tried as an adult, he never once mentions the fact that upon her arrest she was not informed of her legal rights or why she was being taken into custody. She was later questioned by two detectives without legal representation and no official record of the conversation was kept, yet they proceeded with the prosecution. Under those circumstances any lawyer worth his salt would make mince meat of a confession from an illiterate, violent tempered victim of ongoing abuse from such a background as Vanessa's.
Corrected entry: Vanessa makes a point of saying that she doesn't know exactly where in Stockton her grandmother lives, saying "...but once I get up to that Stockton place, I'm sure I'll find her." And sure enough, both she and Bob manage to find this Grandma's house without any kind of address in a town of several hundred thousand people. They must be psychic.