My attorney went in to the DAs office and negotiated a plea bargain without getting a transcript of my conversation with the detective. In the detective's summary of our conversation, she made numerous errors and said I said things that were never actually said. I also pointed out numerous provable errors in witness statements to my defense attorney after he had already negotiated with the DA. I feel like my attorney just wanted to be done with the case (or me) and did not actually try to investigate.
My question is this: When plea bargaining, does an attorney work solely off the evidence that is readily accessible or do they discuss holes in the case, errors in reports and witness credibility as well?
You have to ask your own attorney these questions. We are not here to come between you and your attorney.
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This is a question for your attorney. You need to sit down with your attorney and explain your concerns to him. With that said, when negotiating a case, an attorney will use whatever he or she feels is relevant to get the best possible resolution for you. A lot of different factors will come in to play depending on who the DA is on your case and how serious the charges are. That is why you need to talk to your attorney.
It's difficult for us to offer clear guidance without having access to specific details. You should request a face-to-face meeting with your current attorney as they are most familiar with all the details of your case. Trust their judgment. That is why your hired them.
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