I was charged with 2 domestic violewnce felonies against my estranged wife, 1 felony assault against her father. why did the district attorney offer plea deal to drop the 2 domestic violence felonies and charge just the felony assault?
Speak to your lawyer about this. Nobody here can speak for why the DA does anything. I'll assume there's a rationale for their settlement offer, but I'm always reluctant to give DAs too much credit. It's an offer. You may either take it or leave it. It's not for us to speculate.
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--20 years experience
The courts are crowded and do not have the time to try every case. So most courts require the DA to make a plea offer that is better than what the DA thinks they will get at trial.
Many times plea bargains are offered as a quick way to settle a case, while other times the DA may perceive problems with their case and decide to settle early. Can't say, but haven't you discussed this with your lawyer?
He or she would be in a better position to answer your question.
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There is no way for any of us to speculate why a particular offer was given. Unless it is a capital murder case, there are always opportunities to settle a case through a plea deal. Apparently, both sides agreed in this one.
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Ask your lawyer. We are not clairvoyant, and cannot look inside the DA's head.
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