Plea versus Trial – Odds May Be Against the Truly Innocent (Attorney)
Submitted by kirksanderslaw on
A recent study of those charged with felony crimes as reported data from State Court statistics examined differences in the outcomes achieved by the public defender, assigned counsel, and private attorneys. One of the most shocking statistics in the study is the percentage of defendants that end up pleading guilty to felony charges. Regardless of the type of attorney they had, some 96 to 97% of those charged ended up pleading guilty.