Violent crime charges can’t be taken lightly. There is a good chance that these charges are backed by considerable credible evidence. This can greatly affect your defense, depending on what is included and how you handle it. It is up to you to initiate the process for devising a defense strategy as early in the case as possible.
We know that you might be scared. Facing many years in prison isn’t something you want to contemplate. With this in mind, you need to take a hard look at what you are facing and use that information to fuel your steps. You shouldn’t ever ignore the criminal case because it isn’t just going to disappear.
One of the most important decisions you will have to make is how to plead. If you acknowledge that you did commit the crime in question, you might be able to work out a plea deal. You shouldn’t ever consider this option if you are innocent. A plea deal can help you to know what penalties you will face. In exchange for this, you will have to plead either guilty or no contest, depending on the terms of the agreement that you reach with the prosecutor.
As you consider your options, you should also think about the possibility of going through a trial. In this case, you put your fate in the hands of a jury of your peers. This can be difficult, especially if you don’t have any faith in the criminal justice system.
We realize that you are in a tough spot right now. We can help you to ensure that your rights are being respected and to walk you through the possible options for your case.