A woman is arrested after her five-year-old daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy is rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The child is severely underweight and small for her age. The woman has three other children, all by different fathers, who also appear to have been neglected. They are put in foster care while their mother awaits trial. At first, Cynthia, who's prosecuting, wants the woman to get the full punishment and Ramon, who's defending, feels that Cynthia doesn't understand the woman's plight. But both of their opinions will change as the investigation heats up.