to trial or not to trial

So close.  We were set for jury selection this past Monday.  So, talking about themes, defenses, the jury selection process.  Having a mock jury selection.  And then, by last Thursday, the State realized that the victim & witnesses were less than cooperative.  So, our client decided to take a greatly reduced state offer in order to resolve his case.  But that was Thursday of last week.  By this Monday he was having second thoughts; and his clinician was close to a heart attack.  If the client didn’t enter a plea, we would be selecting a jury & having a trial later this week.  However, heart attack was averted.  At the end of the morning, the client went ahead & entered a plea.  The lesson learned:  you have to be ready for anything and everything!