I hate advising clients to plead guilty.
Some tough-guy lawyers will never admit to advising clients to plead guilty but every criminal defense lawyer I know will admit to not only advising clients to accept a deal but begging or pleading with a client on occaision. Often the facts are stacked against you or the down-side of taking a case to trial is just too scary for the client.
There is no real difference between a guilty plea and a no-contest plea in Texas, so I’m referring to both in this blawg.
A guilty plea is like a contract in Texas. Both you and the prosecution sacrifice and gain something by way of agreement (you usually sacrifice a lot more). You are waiving your rights to trial and all that comes with it… the right to…
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