Yes, most attorneys avoid going to trial. The majority of attorneys feel like they do not want to go to trial, because many of them feel like they do not have the experience, or talent to have a chance at winning. Secondly, many of the attorneys feel like they do not make money if they go to trial that it is taking too much time away from their office. They think they can make more money in the office. Thirdly, many of the attorneys feel like it is only going to turn out worse if they go to trial, and we believe that is a poor strategy. First, when you go to trial, the prosecutor knows that you are willing to go to trial, and when we say we will fight for you, we mean it.
Our reputation alone helps us get many cases dismissed, or a plea deal that our clients are happy with those results. For us, we have a good chance of winning when we go to trial, and that is in the client’s best interest. It gets them the result that most of them are wanting, which is dismissal, or not guilty, and this can ultimately be expunged from their record. In addition, when we go to trial, the prosecution often finds out that their case is not as strong as they thought it was, or what they thought was a felony offense was maybe a misdemeanor, or what they thought a crime was a case that should be dismissed.
You get better deals and results by being willing to go to trial. Unfortunately, the vast majority of attorneys treat it differently, and from the onset, they are trying to strike a deal as soon as possible. That is usually not going to be in the client’s best interest.