Plea Bargain

plea-bargain A plea bargain is a deal worked out between the State attorney and your attorney. Some examples of plea bargains include:

  • You agree to plead guilty to a lesser charge
  • If you have multiple charges, you agree to plead guilty to some of the charges with others being dropped.
  • You plead guilty as charged with a recommendation to have the lightest possible sentence.

It is important to remember you do not have to accept the plea bargain that has been worked out. However, if you go to trial and are found guilty on your original charges, it is possible that specific rights. These are: the right to a trial, the right to testify in your own defense and the right to argue against evidence.