Plea Bargains

Pleading ‘No Contest’

January 24, 2018

If you’re facing criminal charges, you may have the option to enter a no contest or nolo contendere (“I do not wish to contend”) plea. Your criminal defense lawyer will explain the possible benefits of entering a no contest plea if it is available in the jurisdiction in which you were charged with a crime. […]

Should I Take a Plea Bargain for a Sex Crime?

July 1, 2015

A defendant who is charged with a sex crime in Texas may be facing some serious legal penalties. These penalties can include jail time, fines and sex offender registration. One way to avoid the full extent of these possible penalties is to accept a plea bargain from the prosecution. A plea bargain is an agreement […]

Should I Plead Guilty? Reasons for Taking a Plea Bargain

August 14, 2013

In some criminal cases, the defendant may be offered a plea deal at some point in the proceedings. Also known as a plea bargain, this offer is essentially an agreement between the judge or prosecution and the defendant to reach an amicable arrangement. Usually, the arrangement involves the defendant entering a guilty plea concerning a […]

What is a Plea Bargain?

February 26, 2013

Contrary to the dramatic scenarios that are portrayed on television, few criminal cases are decided by a sensational trial in which a defendant must fight for his life. The majority of cases in the real world do not make it to a court room to be heard by a jury. Instead, most criminal cases are […]

How the Criminal Process Works

February 4, 2013

The American justice system is based on the criminal process. “Criminal process” is a term that means “how criminals are caught and punished.” There are certain steps taken by law enforcement in order to catch and punish criminals. They take a long time and involve numerous steps in order to prevent one person in law […]