Should I Take a Plea Bargain?
A plea bargain is when a prosecutor proposes a deal to a defendant. This may involve an offer of less jail time or lower fines in exchange for a guilty plea. For many clients, this type of deal is a great way to avoid trial and receive less harsh penalties than they would have received if convicted for the original charges.
However, accepting a plea bargain is not right for every situation. After all, you would still end up with a conviction on your permanent record, though for lesser charges than originally. A criminal record could make it difficult to obtain work, apply for housing, or gain approval for a loan. Also, understand that sometimes the prosecution team will offer a plea bargain because they know they don’t have enough evidence to convict you before a judge. Therefore, you should always discuss whether or not you should take a plea deal with our experienced attorneys. We can help you know for sure if the plea bargain is actually a good deal.
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You may learn that you are the target of a police investigation before you are arrested. Officers will ask you to come in for an interview, presenting it as an opportunity to clear your name. Before you meet with law enforcement, you need to contact an experienced attorney, because everything you tell police will be used against you. Without a lawyer present, you may make statements that lead to serious problems for you down the road.
No matter what stage your case is at, our attorneys are ready to present a strong defense on your behalf. You can trust that we are looking out for you and can prevent prosecutors from tricking you into making a poor decision for your future.