Pomona, CA asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky

Q: Can the prosecutor claim to have evidence proving defendant's guilt and offer plea w/condition to not view said evidence

Prosecutor claims to have video evidence proving guilt. They refused to show the evidence but offered 7 years as opposed to the 10-20 years for alleged crime. They said the offer is only available if defendant doesn't request access to supposed evidence being used against them. If defendant requests access, prosecutor says there will be no plea offer at all. Can prosecutor use such claims (even if false) as scare tactic to pressure defendant into accepting plea offer?

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: The prosecutor can attach that as an offer to his deal for you to plead but he may not lie to you or your lawyer regarding the evidence or contents.

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