Consider This Before Accepting a Plea Deal

The penalties associated with your criminal charges might be quite severe, threatening you with extensive jail or prison time, excessive fines, and a damaging criminal record that may haunt you for years to come. Given the stakes involved in your case, you may be tempted to accept a plea deal pushed your way by the prosecution. Although one of these agreements can lead to lesser penalties, you need to carefully assess such an offer to determine if it’s really in your best interests before accepting it.

Factors to Consider

When analyzing a plea deal, you should look to a number of factors. Each of the following could be a key consideration in your case:

  • Your defense arguments, including whether you have the ability to suppress any of the prosecution’s most damaging evidence.
  • The weaknesses in your case and the difficulties associated with addressing those weaknesses.
  • The maximum penalties that prosecutors may seek if you take your case to trial and lose.
  • The difference between those maximum penalties and the penalties being offered in your plea deal.
  • How cases with similar facts have played out at trial.
  • How quickly you want to move past this chapter in your life and get back to living as normal of a life as possible.
  • Your willingness to deal with the time, effort, and stress of litigation.

Deciding whether to admit guilt is a tough endeavor, especially when there are criminal penalties involved. But you can’t make the decision that is best for you without fully understanding your criminal defense options and your likelihood of success should you choose to take your case to trial.

That’s where the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney may prove beneficial. He or she can educate you and provide you with guidance so that you can make the fully informed decision that is right for you. Hopefully then you can secure the outcome that best protects your future.

Recent Post

What Our Clients Say About Us

    The outcome was totally worth the fee! What is your freedom worth? Don't get screwed around call the best attorney in town! T. Smith

    thumb Tracy S.

      Imagine my fear and confusion when I wake up one morning to find 3 uniformed police officers at my doorstep, asking about the girl staying with me.

    Turns... read more

    thumb Stephan F.

      I highly recommend Mr. Peter Albani if you have any criminal charges. He specializes in kindness, empathy, and fighting for your rights. He is professional and deeply knowledgeable of the... read more

    thumb Kristy K.
  •   First and foremost, I would highly recommend Peter Albani; be sure to meet with him if you find yourself with criminal charges. Peter's greatest strengths are his professionalism, experience, and... read more

    thumb Sarah P.

      Mr. Albani diligently fought non stop for well over 6 months in order to keep me out of prison. He made sure that I was always at ease and checked... read more

    thumb Kati S.

      I was recently facing a criminal charge that could have had disastrous consequences for my career and personal life. I didn't want to hire anyone other than the best... read more

    thumb Charles K.
  •   I had a great experience with Mr. Albani. He is not just a capable attorney but also a very personable . I really appreciate how he cared about my... read more

    thumb Heidi M.

      Mr. Albani defended me and was the most amazing person. He kept it real and didn't mince how the case may come out. When we one my cases against me... read more

    thumb Wes D.

Get Your First Consultation FREE!

Your Criminal Defense Attorney in Denver, Fairplay, and Breckenridge, Colorado
Request free Consultation