By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
Wrong, wrong, wrong!
People say this to me all the time. I honestly admire them when they do. But here’s the thing — you have a right straight from our Constitution to plead not guilty and force the state to prove your guilty beyond all reasonable doubt. If they can’t you are entitled to acquittal regardless of what you did or didn’t do. People who have a problem with that also have a problem with Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and our other founding fathers.
Here is the flaw in the “I have to plead guilty” attitude: Just because you’re being remorseful doesn’t mean the law and the prosecutor will be fair. The State of Texas doesn’t have a phone line to the almighty so they can together decide what is and is not justice (regardless of the attitude of…
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