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Criminal defense in Austin Texas.

Plea Bargaining, cont.’d

| November 4, 2008

This article, by the way, makes an interesting point about plea bargaining: While some defendants are better off plea bargaining, if all defendants insisted on a trial, most would go free.

Why So Many Plea Bargains?

| November 4, 2008

One of the less-understood aspects of criminal courts involves plea bargains.  On television, and in movies, most people get a trial, so some folks are surprised that 90%+ of cases end in plea bargains. To some, the quantity of plea bargains means too many are getting off easy.  To others, it means too many got […]