There are two main reasons why a murder investigation ends up in a trial. The primary reason is that the accused person is not guilty and they’ve made it clear that they’re not guilty. The second reason that a murder case ends up in a trial is that there is no incentive for a person to plead guilty to first degree murder.
Plea bargain discussions between the Crown and the defence lawyer can take place immediately. As soon as an individual is charged, as the defence lawyer, I will seek the Crown and ask for disclosure: the reports, the officer’s notes, the details of what is being alleged. In the course of these discussions, I also keep […]
Bruce Engel explains when a plea bargain might be offered. If you, or someone you care about, is dealing with criminal law issues in the Ottawa, Ontario Region, contact Engel and Associates for a consultation. This podcast is taken from a 25 March, 2008 interview with Bruce Engel, Criminal Lawyer with Engel and Associates, an […]