People who are facing criminal charges have a few options to consider when they’re thinking about their case. One of these is to try to work out a plea deal with the prosecution. This typically requires their attorney to negotiate with the prosecutor to come up with an acceptable agreement that resolves the criminal case without having to go through a trial.
There are several things to consider if you’re interested in working out a plea deal. You’ll have to plead guilty to the charge agreed to with the prosecution. This means that you must admit that you did the crime, so you should only enter into the plea deal if you admit that you committed the crime.
Another point is that once you formally enter into the deal in court, you can’t appeal the conviction or the sentence. Part of the plea deal requires you to waive your right to appeal. You’ll have to deal with whatever sentence the court hands down.
The charge you plead guilty to will be on your criminal record. One thing that you need to remember about this is that it is what potential employers, landlords and others will see if they do a criminal background check. In some cases, you might be able to work out a plea deal that results in a lower charge than what you were originally facing. This might look better in the future if your criminal history comes into the picture.
Remember that no two plea deals are exactly alike. Instead of thinking about what someone else worked out, you need to consider what’s possible in your case. Your attorney can help you to determine this.