Originally Posted by eblocksonian
Here's the thing, it was between Murder 1 and 2, I would not want Murder 1. Murder 1 can carry life in prison (with our without parole depending on the state), and a chance for the death penalty. Murder 2 is 25 years. And if you played your cards right, the defense was definitely going to lose.
WHAT? That whole scene was just really confusing then, because I'm pretty sure it said that the deal you were offering them was the maximum sentence. Not the first place in that game where the dialogue is misleading or confusing either. I would not have offered the plea if I'd known that, because I was obviously going to win. In fact, as that scene started, all I could think was that in the show the defense lawyer would have been laughed out of the room for even thinking about asking for a deal at that point.
And I just remembered another bit that made no sense in the trial: There's one part where the defense lawyer is questioning the accused and he totally undermines his own defense, and you can't call him on it and it just seems to pass completely unnoticed.