Tanicius wrote:You couldn't pay me to negotiate with private defense attorneys. Jesus Christ are some of them blusterous morons. Don't get me wrong, I respect a good lot of them, but the ones I see every day on the misdemeanor calendar, holy shit. Was once stuck in line waiting to talk to a prosecutor for an hour cause this one private spent 20 minutes talking and haggling about his case, only to figure out at the very end that he wasn't talking to the prosecutor who was actually assigned to handle the case.
To be honest, the reason you see such a shit-show from private lawyers in misdemeanor court is because nobody takes misdemeanors serious except for DUI's and Domestic violence.
Depending on your jurisdiction and how much business the jail gets, nobody is getting any REAL jail time for a misdemeanor. So everybody (including the Judges) are in on the racket and are just trying to move cases off their docket as fast as possible.