The Strong Defense
How common are plea deals in federal court?
If you are facing federal criminal charges, you are in good company. After all, federal prosecutors bring criminal charges against thousands of Americans every single year. Most criminal prosecutions end with plea deals, though. According to reporting from NPR, 98% of federal criminal prosecutions conclude with defendants agreeing to plead guilty. They do so often in exchange for less severe consequences. Even though federal plea deals are exceedingly common, you should think carefully before accepting one. What does the plea deal mean for you? For your guilty plea to be legally valid, you...