By Dallas and Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
There’s not much in it for you.
The prosecutor may be a nice person. Most are. Your criminal record, though, is not as important to them as getting to lunch on time.
Prosecutors are your legal opponent and frankly most have never defended anyone so they don’t understand nuances to keep your record clean. They don’t understand how to minimize collateral consequences such as professional licensing, immigration, or future enhancement. Most have never had to crack a book on these issues. Many will make uninformed representations about your rights and about the effects of your plea.
In fairness to prosecutors, It’s not their job to point out legal and factual weaknesses in their own case which can result in acquittal. They don’t review a police report critically like a defense attorney would for legal issues, defenses, and inconsistencies…
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