If the evidence is weak and the facts are heavily in your favor, you may want to take your case to jury trial. However, if there is evidence against you or even a likelihood of conviction, you may want to resolve your case by plea.
A good criminal defense attorney must be a shrewd negotiator. That's because a good criminal defense attorney knows what they are negotiating for. You wouldn't go into a negotiation without knowing what your strengths and weaknesses are. If you go in blindly, expect to be taken advantage of.
One of the best pleas a criminal lawyer can work out is a plea to a misdemeanor when the client is charged with a felony.
A misdemeanor is a a significantly less serious offense than a misdemeanor. An example of a plea to a misdemeanor may be having a grand theft reduced to a petit theft.
A good criminal attorney will use the facts in their favor, as well as other considerations, such as the client's prior record.
For example, a grand theft may be reduced to a petit theft if there is a factual dispute over the amount of the alleged theft. $300 or more is considered grand theft, but $299 or less is a misdemeanor.
I have been successful in getting felonies reduced to misdemeanors, both in the pre-filing stage and in plea negotiations. While past results do not guarantee future results for other clients, I may be able to assist you in your issue.
I handle criminal matters in Miami-Dade and Broward. Call me today to discuss your case.