To understand why J.R.`s legal team was able to win the case for the accused, it is helpful to understand some things about how criminal cases work when you decide to plead guilty. Whether it is a plea agreement, a plea agreement or a good deal, you must consider the obvious outcome in relation to the possible outcome of a trial. You should also be aware if the charge is not in your best interest or exactly what you want. In other words, a simple charge of assault, supported by a factual basis containing elements of sexual assault, may result in the accused being placed on the sex offenders` register, even though he has never been convicted of a true sexual crime. Such arguments often occur because prosecutors cannot afford to try each case. It is also helpful that the accused – particularly the first alleged offenders – are considered a low risk of repeating a crime. Before accepting a plea, the criminal lawyer will advise the client on the impact of the agreement on possible periods of detention, sex offender registries and other civil disabilities. Advocacy agreements are an essential part of criminal procedure. They provide benefits to both the state and the accused. The right plea agreement can help you, as an accused, potentially avoid longer prison sentences (or perhaps the entire prison) and avoid further sentences. To help you determine whether you need to accept a plea agreement proposal from the prosecutor`s office, it helps to have an experienced lawyer on your side. Talk to Maryland criminal defense attorney Anthony A.
Fatemi, who has the experience of providing this kind of helpful advice to accused people in Maryland. For more information, contact us at 301-519-2801 or via our online form. Similarly, I had a case in which my client was arrested on a Felony 288 charge involving a niece; and during the interview with the officers, he mentioned that he was doing the same thing with another niece 20 years ago. Based on my client`s testimony, this was suddenly a case involving two victims under the age of 14, a case with a life sentence. However, after six months of fighting in court and a full confession, the DA accepted a plea with an eight-year prison sentence. While an eight-year prison sentence is severe, if the client had been convicted, he would have spent the rest of his life in prison. If someone is wrongly charged with a serious sexual crime such as incest – CRS 18-6-302, Enticement of a Child – CRS 18-3-305 or Sexual Assault – CRS 18-3-402 in Englewood or Aurora, he might be tempted to take the plea of the charge. A plea is decided before the start of a trial and could be considered the best option for the person to put a sexual offence behind him as quickly as possible. The prosecutor and the defence would agree to make an offer to the person pleading guilty to a lesser crime. If they decided to take the plea, it would reduce jail time, reduce the high financial cost of hiring a lawyer for the trial, reduce stress for friends and family, and they would not risk being convicted if the case went to court in Adams County, Weld or El Paso. If we change the facts of the above argument, from first degree sexual assault to third degree assault (non-sexual assault), the accused argues for a regular assault that is not a sexual crime on the face. However, since the original charges were laid as a sexual offence, if the de facto basis used by the prosecutor to establish the robbery includes some kind of sexual assault, the accused may unknowingly go into a mandatory registration of sex offenders whose existence they do not know exists.Share