Very true. If we had to actually have a trial it would interfere with the profitability of the criminalization cycle.
> shortcut due process and extort people into signing their legal rights away
Yeah, the prosecutors aren't in it to increase society's safety, or even to enforce laws, they're in it for their conviction stats. They'll do anything to game those numbers higher and it's easier to win convictions for strict liability crimes (possession, etc) so they focus on that.