A couple of years ago, an imprisoned childhood acquaintance of mine was accused of murdering an inmate. Before the trial, the prosecutor gathered a mountain of condemning evidence against this individual. Because my acquaintance’s criminal attorney expected a jury to convict his client, this lawyer negotiated a plea deal with the prosecutor. This knowledgeable attorney then strongly advised my acquaintance to accept the plea deal. The plea deal would have allowed the defendant to be eligible for parole in 25 years. If a jury convicted my acquaintance of his accused crime, he would have served a life sentence without the chance of parole. On this blog, I hope you will discover how criminal attorneys negotiate plea deals with prosecutors.