New Jersey Defense Attorney: Plea Bargains
At the Law Offices of John F. Marshall, our criminal defense lawyers represent the accused, striving to help each client get the best possible outcome. The attorneys have over fifteen years of experience in New Jersey state and municipal courts. As a result of that experience they may recommend that a client, due to the unique aspects of the case, accept a plea bargain rather than going to trial. Our obligation is to protect your interests and our criminal lawyers will strive to provide the best plea recommendation in your Monmouth County, Somerset County, Ocean County, Middlesex County, Union County, Mercer County, Essex County, or Hudson County case.
Plea bargains in New Jersey courts
In every criminal case, plea bargaining has some relevance. When negotiating a plea agreement, our lawyers work with the district attorney regarding all aspects of the case. Issue that can be determined in a plea bargain include waiving bail or the district attorney's request for case bail, pleading guilty or no contest to a lesser grade of offense, and sentencing alternatives.
Pleading not guilty and trial versus negotiating
A plea agreement may provide a quick, reasonable, and risk-free resolution to a criminal case. However, depending on your personal goals and the unique aspects of your situation, you may be better served by going to trial. Our attorneys will discuss a number of issues with you before making a recommendation. Are you prepared for the risk and expense of a trial? Are you an immigrant? How strong or weak is the State's case against you? Do you have information that would help the prosecuting attorney in another case? What will your permanent record show after you accept the plea agreement?
Areas in which plea bargains should be considered:
- Traffic offenses
- Drug possession
- Drug distribution
- Theft crimes
- Assault and threat crimes
- Domestic violence
- Juvenile offenses
- White collar crime
- Internet crime
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime and are in need of a Middlesex County Criminal Defense Attorney or someone well schooled in another County of the State, exercise your right to remain silent. Call toll free 1-877-450-8301 or e-mail our New Jersey law firm to arrange a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney. Our NJ lawyers offer services in Monmouth County, Union County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, Ocean County, Mercer County, Essex County and Hudson County.
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