Based on the facts provided to you in week 1

 

Based on the facts provided to you in week 1 discussion #2, the investigation report, the confession by Mayo and the witness statements made by Dietz and Joe answer the following:

1) If you were the defense attorney representing Mayo would you try to negotiate a plea agreement on his behalf or go to trial?

2) The prosecutor is given a lot of discretion in the criminal court process.  If you were the prosecutor would you try to negotiate a plea agreement or go to trial? Discuss why and make sure to support your position. Also, discuss the pros and cons to each.

 

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