One of the biggest decisions you have to make when facing federal criminal charges is whether to go to trial or take a plea.
The federal government has an extremely high rate of conviction at trial, but that doesn’t mean you should just roll over and take a plea. Some of the considerations that go into the decision of whether to go to trial or enter a plea include the weight of the government’s evidence and what your potential sentence may be. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what you may have done, it matters whether the government has the evidence to prove that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Ann Fitz will never encourage you to resolve your case by either going to trial or entering a plea – she will advise you of your options and let you make the decision. She prepares every case as if it is going to go to trial, reviewing the evidence with you and ensuring that appropriate motions are filed, so that your defense strategy is strong no matter what you decide to do.