Written by attorney Stefano L. Molea

Understanding Plea Bargains in San Diego, California

The vast majority of criminal cases result in a plea bargain. Understanding plea bargains in California and some of the factors to consider when evaluating a plea bargain is crucial in order make an educated decision about whether to accept a plea bargain or proceed to trial.

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Ultimately, it is important to remember (and to remind prosecutors) that a plea bargain must provide the defendant incentive not to force the prosecutor to prove the case. With the client’s goals and life considerations in mind, a thorough analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the case, and a creative approach, a client can be presented with a viable option in cases where trial is not preferred, thus providing a successful outcome.

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