Plea Agreement

What is a Plea Agreement?

When you are accused of a crime, don’t feel as though there is no recourse besides guilty or not guilty; individuals can also negotiate a plea bargain. A plea bargain happens when the defendant agrees to plead guilty (or similar) to their charge in return for a lower penalty. Sometimes, if your case involves more than one accused person, the prosecutor may seek to use your testimony against another defendant. In that case, they may offer you a plea bargain.

Your Tulsa criminal defense attorney can help to negotiate a plea bargain between you and the prosecutor. Agreeing to the terms in a plea bargain can help your situation in many ways. First, it allows you to know the terms of your punishment ahead of time. You do not have to go through the time and money spent on a trial that could be decided by an unfavorable jury who hands down a harsh punishment. Second, the punishments are usually less severe when you agree to a plea bargain. For instance, you may get only probation as opposed to jail time.

Arya Adibi is an attorney who is familiar with negotiating plea agreements in Tulsa, as well as plea agreements in Bixby, Owasso, Jenks, Broken Arrow, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Bristow, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Wagoner, Claremore, Skiatook, and surrounding areas.