Originally Posted by pnac
If the case is really airtight, would they offer you a plea bargain?
Actually, yes. It's less expensive for the taxpayers, conserves resources in the prosecutor's office and ensures a conviction and subsequent punishment, something that may be iffy if it goes to trial, especially if the defendent comes across as a wronged person and the "victim" as a jerk.
Locally this week, a woman accepted a plea bargain for chasing her husband down with her SUV, crashing through the lobby of a building to hit him and hitting him a second time when he got up and tried to run away...all of it caught on video. She pleaded guilty to second-degree aggravated assault and second-degree criminal mischief, originally charged with attempted murder and criminal mischief.