I wish I could understand the mentality of some prosecutors. A person accused of a crime is granted the right to a public and speedy trial. A right so important, the states have adopted it in their criminal procedure rules. So why should persons accused be punished for exercising their rights?? It never ceases to amaze me the number of times that a prosecutor is OFFENDED by the fact that a client wants a trial. And they will do anything to prevent it. Filing additional charges, filing felonies when the client was only charged with misdemeanors, seeking to have bonds revoked for no legitimate reasons.
Are they that unsure of their abilities at a trial?
Are they that convinced that someone accused MUST be guilty?
Everyone gets up in arms about someone accused "violating the rights" of the victims involved. What about when the accused winds up being the victim of the prosecutor? Nobody wants to hear about that. And if the accused decides to accept a plea after all of this, how can the judge believe that it is a "voluntary and uncoerced" plea? Give me a break!