Criminal Attorney Oklahoma Defense Lawyer Adam R. Banner OKLAHOMA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY AT LAW

A Defendant is generally able to secure a lighter sentence in exchange for a plea of guilty, so long as the plea is entered before the prosecution has to do too much work. By pleading guilty, a Defendant will at least have the security of knowing up front what his or her sentence is going to entail, as opposed to risking a harsher sentence through either a blind plea to the judge or a jury trial. A plea agreement allows a Defendant to admit fault and take responsibility for his or her actions. However, a Defendant should only take a plea bargain if he or she is guilty.