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I was offered a plea bargain. Should I take it?

by admin   May 19, 2018   Filed Under:

In some cases, a plea bargain is a fantastic idea. When you go to court, you will be often given a plea bargain. This is an agreement between you, and the prosecution. It means you enter a plea, save the court time, and in exchange – are offered a lesser punishment. At times, it’s a good idea to take a plea bargain because it means you will spend less time in jail – or spend no time at all. If you have a strong defense, and know that you shouldn’t take the plea – then it’s best to go to trial and plea not-guilty. If you’re offered a deal, it could be a great idea to take it depending on how strong the evidence against you is. Remember, if you go to trial, and lose – you face the full force of the law – and that means you could receive the maximum punishment possible. Many courts are crowded with minor cases, and they’ll offer you a plea bargain in order to move your case to the finish line.