Should I take a plea deal (prosecutor's offer or sentencing recommendation) or go to trial?
Good question. I don't know yet as there is no one answer for all cases. It depends upon the unique facts and legal issues of your individual case, your criminal history, and your legal goals, what defenses are available for pretrial motion practice and at trial, if you go to trial, and what your budget and ability to withstand the ordeal of trial may be. But ordinarily, the prosecutor's initial offer or plea bargain is just that – a starting point and with trained, skillful persistence and working your case hard my defense strategies and tactics will usually produce at least a better offer, usually a much better one.