The Pros And Cons Of Plea Bargaining

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Your criminal defense attorney in Fort Worth will help you understand the pros and cons of accepting a plea bargain.

Plea Bargains Can Have Positives And Negatives

If you are facing criminal charges, the temptation to accept a plea bargain can be significant. While it might seem to be beneficial in the short term, you might face greater difficulties in the future if you accept a relatively short jail sentence in exchange for pleading guilty. It is possible that simply waiting until the subsequent appearance in court can reduce charges to a summary offense and you might pay a small fine or be sentenced to time served. There could also be accompanying consequences. They can include:

  • Pleading guilty to a state misdemeanor that carries with it a maximum sentence of greater than two years incarceration will prevent you from ever being able to own a firearm.
  • Pleading guilty to a drug charge linked to delivery or possession will prevent you from being able to receive federal student aid for a minimum of one year.

How An Attorney Can Assist You When You Face Criminal Charges

Your attorney can:

  • Express caution about pleading guilty. The prosecution might seem to be generous as the process begins, but this could be because of the state knowing that the case is weak. If there is a sense that the state has a weak point from the perspective of the prosecution, it could be an opening to get a better deal.
  • Speak to other attorneys who have experience in the particular criminal court.
  • Gather information about the case from you, the prosecution and law enforcement.
  • Provide you with advice that the guilty plea can follow you for the remainder of your life. If you are convicted, you will be subject to more severe punishments if you are prosecuted at a later time.

Call An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney In Fort Worth

If you have questions about a plea bargain, call (877) 208-3382 to speak to a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Bryan P. Hoeller.

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