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Criminal Charges: Fight or Plead if Wrongfully Charged?

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When someone is charged with a crime they did not commit, it seems like only one defense to the criminal charges would be necessary: deny the charges and then refute them with clear evidence. This is exactly what we did for our client in the situation described in the video above, and there was enough evidence to easily prove his innocence and get the case dropped.

Unfortunately, as an Orlando criminal defense attorney who routinely deals with these kinds of cases, I can tell you firsthand that is not always how things work. Sometimes, even if you are innocent of all charges, you just do not have the evidence on your side or the ability to keep fighting the other side if they keep drawing out the case. In situations like this, working out a plea deal may be in your best interest.

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Criminal Charge: Half the Battle is Knowing When to Plead

It may seem outrageous to plead guilty for a lesser sentence if you know that you did not do the crime, but sometimes that still might be the best option available to you. You and your attorney, along with the prosecutor, will examine the evidence and determine whether a plea is appropriate and agreeable to all parties or whether the case will go to trial. Both sides must lay all their cards on the table and neither side is permitted to withhold evidence.

To get the results that are most desirable for our clients, we will exhaust all possible defenses prior to going to trial. There are times when a trial is not the best way to resolve your case. As Orlando criminal defense attorneys, we are also proven, effective negotiators and mediators. If we believe a plea bargain will achieve your goals more efficiently, we will counsel you as to those options. We will also explore other options including Pre-Trial Diversion, Pre-Trial Intervention, Drug Court (if applicable), and alternative sentencing. Some of these options may result in all charges against you being dropped.

If you cannot clearly show your innocence with irrefutable evidence, you are most likely looking at a long and drawn out fight in court. This is something few Florida criminal lawyers want for their clients, as it tends to be an expensive, emotionally draining experience. The criminal defense attorney’s objective in this case is to protect his or her client from facing harsher punishments and more jail time than if they had plea bargained.

Plea bargaining is a powerful tool that offers benefits for all parties involved. However, pleas must be used with great consideration regarding the criminal charges involved in the case and the nuances of the law.

An accomplished criminal attorney at TK Law knows how to bargain with the prosecution and get you the best possible deal. At the same time, we will always be fully committed to litigation when our client denies guilt or insists on pursuing their right to trial. Find out how our Orlando criminal attorneys work to defend our clients.

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