In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the points you should know about plea bargains. The points that we discussed are very important because you should make sure that you know all you can about plea deals before you consider one. If you are presented with an offer for a plea deal, you have to think about every point that it contains.
Most importantly, you have to think about the fact that you will have to plea a certain way in order for you to get the deal. In most cases, you will have to plead guilty to charges for the deal to go through. These charges might be your original charges or they could be lesser charges. It just depends on the offer that is made.
A plea deal can include information about the sentence the prosecution will seek for your case. This is very important information because it might mean that you face only the bare minimum penalties that are associated with the crime you are charged with.
It is important that you understand that even if you plea as part of a plea agreement, the guilty verdict will still be entered onto your criminal record. This is why it is important to think about how the deal will impact your future.
If you didn’t commit the crime of which you are accused, you might decide that you aren’t going to accept a plea deal. In that case, it is time to get your defense ready to go to trial because that is likely where we are headed.