What is a Plea Bargain?
In a plea bargain, the defendant will plead guilty to an amended charge which is typically lower in severity than the original charge. A plea bargain may be presented or requested based on the following factors:
The seriousness of the alleged crime
Recommendation from the victim
The strength of the evidence in the case
The prospects of a guilty verdict at trial
Lack of serious prior criminal history
The Consequences of Entering Into a Plea Bargain
There are negative consequences associated with entering into a plea bargain. A plea of guilty, if accepted by the Court, will be entered as a criminal conviction on the amended charge. The Court can impose jail time, fines, probation, counseling, and other terms according to the level of seriousness of the amended charge.
Our Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys
This is why it’s so important to work with an attorney who is experienced in Criminal Defense cases. When you choose one of our experienced Criminal Defense attorneys, they will be able to honestly assess your situation, the case, and lay out your options going forward. They can advise you if the plea bargain will be in your best interest and fight for you if it is not. When you choose our attorneys, you can trust that you’ll receive counsel that will be in your best interest. If you’re needing some guidance or advice, don’t hesitate to set up a consultation with us. Give us a call at 435-752-2610.