Criminal Defense in New York – Plea Bargaining

Plea bargaining is an agreement between the defendant and prosecutor. The prosecutor agrees to reduce the severity of charges against the defendant. In exchange, the defendant agrees to plead guilty to certain charges.

The defendant must accept or reject the plea bargain before the deal is no longer available. In some cases, the prosecutor and defendant work with the judge to determine what sentence the defendant will receive for accepting a plea bargain.

Plea Bargain Benefits

Accepting a plea bargain is beneficial because:
• A plea bargain reduces the charges.
• The defendant will spend less time in jail.
• The case is quickly resolved.
• Plea bargaining prevents a lengthy trial.

Should you accept a plea bargain?

Whether or not to accept a plea bargain depends on the circumstances. Never accept a plea bargain without talking to an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer

Attorney Paul D. Petrus, Jr., a criminal defense attorney in NY, has experience in criminal defense cases. Contact Attorney Paul D. Petrus, Jr. at 212-564-2440 for help with your criminal case.

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