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Should You Plead or Go to Trial in your Criminal Case?

When it comes to criminal defense, having a hardworking and knowledgeable attorney on your side can be invaluable. Your future may be contingent on your lawyer's capability to argue your side of a criminal case, so it is important that you locate an attorney you can trust and rely upon. When it comes time to discuss your case, a caring lawyer will inform you that you can make whatever decisions you want.

The lawyer should also provide you with his or her opinion to help guide you towards the best possible outcome in your case. Normally, an attorney will allow the defendant in a case to make a final decision about whether ot plead or go to trial in your case, but he or she can also give you an informed opinion that can help you to make that decision.

Normally, attorneys will negotiate with the prosecution if a defendant decides to plead. In this situation, a defense lawyer may be able to strike a deal that allows for a plea bargain. This is a lessened sentence or charge because the defendant has chosen to admit to a crime. If a defendant did not commit a crime, or decides not to plead, then the case will go to trial. In this situation, the defense attorney will develop an argument in the defendant's favor.

The defendant will do all that he or she can to convince the judge and jury that the defendant is innocent or should receive a lesser charge. Defendants should always weigh their lawyer's opinion when deciding whether to plea or go to trial. A professional attorney will often have the experience to make a wise choice. If you are currently in the midst of a criminal trial, and are looking for a Columbia SC criminal attorney, then a lawyer at the Masella Law Firm, P.A. may be able to help you. You can contact the firm if you were arrested for violent crime in Columbia, South Carolina or have been charged with a drug crime in Columbia, South Carolina.

Hire a firm with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of different practice areas, including personal injury litigation, worker's compensation, and family law. Founding Attorney Masella has bar admissions in Georgia and South Carolina and has been admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, and the U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth and Eleventh Circuits. Contact the firm promptly to receive a case evaluation and get information about how the lawyers at this firm would tackle your case.

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