Plea Bargains in Michigan
In many criminal cases, prosecuting attorneys will offer a reduced charge or sentence in exchange for entering a guilty plea. In some cases, a plea bargain can help you avoid the maximum sentence for a charge, but often plea deals are pushed through by aggressive prosecutors looking to penalize a defendant as quickly and easily as possible. In any criminal case, it is crucial that you never take a plea bargain before consulting with a top Michigan criminal defense attorney. Although a plea bargain could be beneficial in your case, only a lawyer who knows your case and has your best interests in mind can properly protect you from unnecessary penalties.
Plea Bargain in Michigan Criminal Defense Cases in Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Throughout Michigan
Work with Grabel & Associates to ensure you obtain the best possible case result through a plea or jury trial, and contact our team as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance at a case dismissal or court victory. Our attorneys know what it takes to win in even the most difficult criminal cases, and we understand the legal issues that will affect your case throughout investigation, pre-trial, trial, and even post-conviction.
Contact our aggressive criminal defense firm in Michigan now to fight back against punishment including jail time, fines, and a criminal record. We will objectively defend you throughout your case in any of Michigan’s 83 counties.
Should I Accept a Plea Bargain in My Michigan Case?
No matter what the details of your case, you need to contact an attorney right away when accused of a crime or charged with a criminal offense. While a public defender may be easily accessible in your case and seem like a good option, a heavy caseload will mean limited time to investigate the details of your case and truly fight for your best interests. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates will dedicate ample time to your fight for justice and ensure every piece of alleged evidence is carefully scrutinized and reviewed by relevant experts. Private defense attorneys will be able to provide you with comprehensive legal guidance throughout every stage of your case, and ensure your individual rights are protected, utilizing an individualized defense strategy.
Plea agreements are offered by prosecutors, and therefore always offer some value to the prosecution, meaning that the state’s interests are often reflected in a plea offer rather than the interests of the defendant. Anyone facing criminal charges has to be extremely careful when considering a plea agreement, as with an experienced private defense lawyer, a better result is frequently possible. Prosecuting attorneys may claim the plea deal is the best possible result you will achieve, or that a court case opens you up to the risk of tougher sentences, however oftentimes plea deals are offered when the prosecution believes you have a legitimate shot at winning your case, or at least achieving a better result after going through the criminal justice process.
Accepting a Plea Deal and Your Right to Appeal in Michigan
If you accept a plea bargain in your Michigan criminal case, you will forfeit your right to appeal the sentence a judge ultimately decides on. Although a plea deal could initially appear to offer a lighter sentence, prosecuting attorneys can’t guarantee the punishment you will actually receive at sentencing. Working with a private attorney will allow you to negotiate the best possible plea deal, or obtain a case victory in court, weighing the potential effects that a judge’s discretion could have in your case.
Plea bargaining is a complex process that takes extensive investigation and negotiating in order to ensure the defendant is properly protected. Before forfeiting your right to a jury trial and your right to appeal your sentence, contact a private lawyer who can help you determine the best steps to take throughout the bargaining process. Our experienced attorneys will get you the best result in your case, whether it is available before trial or after a court decision.
Our Approach to Plea Bargaining
Because plea bargaining is so common in criminal cases, our lawyers have extensive experience working to achieve outstanding plea deals or court results for clients in even the most complex cases. We will investigate every detail of the charges you are facing, and work to establish concrete legal goals that define exactly what your best interests are in your case. Our team will help you get the results you want in pre-file, trial, or even post-conviction stages of your criminal case, and our strategies have been proven effective in thousands of cases over the past decade.
Grabel & Associates is recognized as a premier Michigan law firm because of our ability to consistently obtain the results clients want. Contact us now for proven criminal defense strategies in any of Michigan’s 83 counties, and work to protect your rights and freedom.
Contact Scott Grabel for Michigan Criminal Case Plea Bargaining
Call our firm now at 1-800-342-7896 to speak with an experienced case consultant about how a plea deal could affect your case. You can also contact our Michigan criminal defense firm online and ask to set up a free consultation with trial lawyer Scott Grabel. Let us negotiate the best deal for you in your case, or fight for a better case outcome in court.