Plea Bargains

Types of Plea Bargains

April 8, 2022

Over 90% of criminal convictions result from plea bargains.  Why so many? Because the US criminal justice system is inefficient and overwhelmed with cases.

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 […]