Criminal defense lawyers spend too much time having to convince clients that jailhouse myths are not true. A popular but false jailhouse myth is that a criminal defendant is entitled to a minimum of 3 plea offers from the State, each better than the last offer received.
In Skirvin v. State, Skirvin argued that he should be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea because his lawyer was ineffective for not providing him with the 3 plea offers from the State that he was entitled to receive. The Court of Appeals ruled that Skirvin’s belief that he was entitled to 3 plea offers lacked merit. The Court restated the long held law that a criminal defendant is not entitled to a plea offer of any sort from the State.
So the moral is rather than believing the legal advice from your friends and family, it is in your best interests to listen to your lawyer’s advice regarding the law.
With over 36 years of handling thousands of criminal cases, clients come to Steven Knecht seeking his dependable legal advice and service. If you find yourself having been accused or arrested for a crime, you should immediately hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer that you can trust such as Steven Knecht to help you fight the State because you have a lot at stake on the outcome.
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