West Des Moines, IA asked in Criminal Law for Nebraska

Q: If I tell my lawyer to skip depositions and go straight to asking for a plea deal can they do it.

My lawyer wants to do depositions, she got an approval from the judge. I dont want to do that because itll be more trouble. I just want to move to a different step or just asl for a plea deal. Can they do that if I request them to?

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Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
  • Omaha, NE
  • Licensed in Nebraska

A: The party that requested the deposition can generally cancel the deposition. Whether this is in your best interest is another issue. If the prosecutor requested the deposition (or both parties requested it), then the defense generally can't just cancel the deposition. The prosecutor isn't generally required to offer a plea deal.

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