Plea Bargains In Criminal Cases: Frequently Asked Questions
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Plea Bargain: When are plea deals offered? What happens after a plea bargain?
A defendant, his or her criminal defense lawyer and the prosecutor may decide that a plea bargain is the best way to resolve the case. A plea bargain means that the prosecution and defense lawyer work out a deal where the defendant agrees to plead guilty, often to a lesser charge. In exchange for the guilty plea, the defendant is given a less harsh sentence and may have other related charges dismissed.
Plea bargains are not always offered in criminal cases. Prosecutors consider many factors before making the decision to negotiate a plea deal, including:
• The seriousness of the alleged crime
• The weight of the evidence against the defendant
• The probability of jury finding the defendant guilty at trial
The Benefits Of A Plea Bargain
By entering into a plea deal you may:
• Have reduced fines
• Have reduced jail time
• Accept a lesser charge and not have a more serious crime on your criminal record
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, Las Vegas defense attorney Parviz Heshmati, can best explain how a plea bargain works with regard to your charges.
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