Reading, PA asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Pennsylvania

Q: The AUSA for the fed. gov. agrees to sit down and show the def. all the evidence they are going to present is it good/ba

Trial isn't until another 2 months and they offered a plea deal. Also there is no new evidence that the defense doesn't already know about.

1 Lawyer Answer
NiaLena Caravasos
NiaLena Caravasos
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: This meeting that you describe is called a reverse proffer. It can be helpful for a defendant to understand the scope of the government's case. Keep in mind, however, that there is usually (but not always) additional discovery provided as you get closer to trial that would not be shown to you now, barring some special arrangement with the US Attorney's Office. You should discuss your situation with a highly qualified federal criminal defense attorney before deciding how to proceed.

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