Taking a Plea Bargain
Getting charged with criminal charges can be a very scary thing. You may be worried how this will affect your life and how you are going to handle this by yourself. Taking a plea bargain might seem like the easiest way to deal with this.
People who have been charged with criminal defense charges often consider whether taking a plea bargain is a good option for them. Especially people who do not want to tell people in their lives, be it a spouse or parent. They think that going to court by themselves and trying to plea bargain it themselves will be their only option. These charges can include possession of marijuana, assault, etc.
While you have every right to take a plea bargain and represent yourself in court, it is suggested that you get the advice of a counsel. Speak to an attorney to let you know what your options are at least. Have a free consultation. Perhaps in the end, you will still end up representing yourself if you think that’s a good idea, but you should know what your options are. Perhaps the person you are now would look back at this in 10 or 15 years and think, “you know what, maybe I should have hired an attorney because the effect that is has had on me now so many years later are something that I could have mitigated or minimized when I had the case when I was younger.” This is something to seriously consider before committing to handle this alone and take a plea bargain.
If you have been criminally charged, and are considering taking a plea bargain, please explore all of your options. Schedule a free consultation with New Jersey criminal defense attorney Carl Spector to see what the best option for you is.