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Old 02-10-2009, 11:19 PM
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Default Don't accept deal and go to trial ...is the 1st deal still on the table?

The DA drop my friend's charges from 8 counts to 4 counts..what if he doesn't accept the deal and wants to go to trial in hopes of getting another deal.

If they don't come to him before trial to make an offer...can he still accept the 1st deal or is it out of the questions.

And what would the chances be that the DA would come to him to make another deal...could it be worse than what he would have gotten which is 3 years.

The law saids the charge is 3, 4 or 6 years for this type of crime (pimping and pandering charges).

Should he bluff and say he wants to go to trial in hopes that he would get a better deal?

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Old 02-10-2009, 11:37 PM
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This sounds very, very familiar.....

You might want to check out this link as it sounds very similiar to what you are asking (in fact, I think you are talking about the same person as the person in this link) Although I am not 100% sure on that.

http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=395652
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"what if he doesn't accept the deal and wants to go to trial in hopes of getting another deal." He takes his chances. Deals can get better or they can get worse; or maybe it won't change at all. There are many variables. The rap sheet, the defenses chance of winning, the mood of the judge, the practice of the prosecutor. He's better off asking his lawyer about negotiation tactics rather than winging it.

"If they don't come to him before trial to make an offer...can he still accept the 1st deal or is it out of the questions."
Offers are good only when made. They are then withdrawn unless it is express that the offer is held open.

"And what would the chances be that the DA would come to him to make another deal...could it be worse than what he would have gotten which is 3 years." It sounds like 3 years is a minimum sentence on just one count; unless the defendant gets probation and local time of up to 1 year. Chances at getting probation depend on the defendant's rap sheet and eh case facts. Again, he needs to speak to his lawyer.

"Should he bluff and say he wants to go to trial in hopes that he would get a better deal?" Only if doing so presents an acceptable risk in exchange for possible benifit, Again, his lawyer will be able to talkk to him about this.
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