Most criminal cases do not go to trial in Illinois. This can happen for a variety of reasons. In this article, we are going to examine why this is the case.
Plea Deals & Case Strength
Often when the government does not have a strong case they make an offer to reduce the charges and give a small fine and much lighter punishment to the defendant. Since trials have uncertain outcomes, the defendant often opts to take the guarantee that the government offers. When the government has a strong case (video evidence, multiple eye witnesses, good forensic evidence, etc.), the defendant will often take the deal, or plead guilty and argue what an appropriate sentence would be.
Contact a Naperville Criminal Lawyer
At Appelman & Lloyd LLC, our attorneys have decades of experience assisting clients in criminal and civil matters. We can work with you to make sure that you know what’s happening and that you feel comfortable throughout the extent of your case. Contact us today at Appelman & Lloyd to set up your free consultation. Our office is located in Naperville, but we represent clients throughout the state of Illinois.