Jay Milano Attorney and Counselor at Law
Lack of judicial discretion underlies problem of liar’s pleas: Jay Milano (Opinion)
February 1, 2016Posted by on
The following is an excerpt from an opinion piece published at cleveland.com on on January 31, 2016.
The “truthful plea agreements” editorial published on cleveland.com Jan. 11 highlighted a real problem in criminal justice.
How do you handle a case when both sides fear that they will lose? What if a defendant maintains his innocence, but faces a trial that may cost him his freedom — for life? What if a prosecutor has a credible accusation — but not enough evidence?
Over the years, judges and lawyers have invented a way to cope. They invented a fiction.