Should I go to trial or accept a plea offer?
Whether you should accept a plea offer or go to trial is probably the most important question to be answered in your case, and the most important discussion that you’ll have with your attorney.
It really depends on your case, your situation, the plea offer, and the potential sentence that you are facing if you are convicted at trial. So, it’s very important in that discussion to understand what your potential downside is, to have an in-depth and lengthy discussion with your attorney about the pros and cons of each decision and to make a fully informed decision as to whether or not you want to accept a plea offer or go to trial.
You definitely do want to have an attorney who is willing to go to trial, capable of going to trial, and who has experience going to trial.