You Don’t Have To Be Stuck With a Bad Plea

The problem for many people under IRS criminal investigation, facing federal charges, or dealing with a criminal investigation is whether, and when, to fight the case, and whether, and when, to take a plea offer to end the case. In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court cited the central role that plea bargains play in many cases and the need for adequate legal assistance in those situations. If you would have accepted a plea if given adequate legal advice, the Supreme Court agreed you have a right to re-take even a previously rejected plea. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Missouri v. Frye remedied an ongoing problem for everyday individuals facing a criminal investigation: What happens when their lawyer gives them bad advice about whether to accept a plea? Missouri_Frye Of course, the best defense remains the same — never face an indictment in the first place.