To Plea or Not to Plea: The Gut Wrenching Decision Whether To Plea Out Your Innocent Client

Location: Lake Mizell B
Date: Sat, May 2
Time: 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

You are in the midst of litigating an innocence claim. Perhaps you are awaiting a habeas hearing, in the middle of a habeas hearing, or the court has already reversed your client's conviction but a retrial is hanging over their head. The prosecution wants to make a deal. Plea to a lesser offense and the case ends. Your client will have a criminal record, is unlikely to receive compensation, but they will be free least from prison. Come hear from expert lawyers who have struggled with this decision along with their clients. They will discuss all of the considerations that go into these very difficult decisions.

201- Intermediate