Inevitably in a criminal case, a client will have to forsake indecision and decide once and for all whether to accept a plea trial offer—a plea deal—or go to trial. At that point in the case, every client is going ask their attorney something to the effect of “what do you think I should do?”
In my years of practicing criminal defense, I’ve seen many types of criminal defense attorneys. I’ve seen how attorneys talk to their clients, talk about their clients and how they represent their clients in court. I am happy to say that I have watched some of the best. Sadly, I have also witnessed some of the worst. I’ve spent a fair amount of time lending an ear to folks who felt like their attorney did not give their best effort.