Recently Oliver Lee, the man who shot one person while attempting to steal an $18000 watch from a Long Island Mall, pled not guilty in his first court appearance.
Why would he do this? Everyone saw him do it. He was clearly the shooter. No doubt. Making this trial go longer would just be an unnecessary drain of city resources. If he’s trying to save his skin, would he not be better off pleading guilty and trying to get a deal from the prosecution? What is his strategy?
If it is clear that you committed the crime, is it best to plead innocent, guilty, or not enter a plea?