Does everyone have a Lafler Frye Hearing?

“My husband was scheduled for a Lafler Frye Hearing and I wanted to find out what is this usually for and why not all people have this hearing scheduled involving their criminal cases?”


The reason that a court would have a Lafler Frye Hearing is to have the States Plea Offer on the official court record. I practice in south Georgia and I’m not aware of any courts that actually call this type of hearing by the case names. Many times the governments plea offer to the Defendant is placed on the record, but generally the hearing isn’t called a Lafler Frye hearing. Having this type of hearing is a good idea because that way there is no question that the Defendant was aware of the states plea offer before proceeding to trial. So in your husband’s case, having this hearing will insure that he is fully aware of the states plea offer before he makes a decision to go to trial. I hope this information is helpful to you. Good Luck to your Husband!

George McCranie – Offices in Valdosta & Douglas, GA