Being accused of committing a crime in the state of Florida can be frustrating, but this is especially true if you are scared or nervous about asking your Miami criminal defense attorney some of these key questions.
Here are three questions you may have – that you can and should address with your criminal defense lawyer…but are too afraid to ask.
What If I am Guilty?
It can be difficult to admit guilt to your criminal defense lawyer, but even if you are guilty of the crime you are accused of, this does not negate the fact that you have rights worthy of being protected.
Your criminal defense lawyer’s goal is to fight for the best outcome for you. Even knowing your guilt or involvement in a crime, your attorney may still explore various facets of the case, such as whether your rights were violated or whether there was any misconduct on the part of the police or in the evidence collection process.
All of this is still be important information and critical to your case, even if you are guilty.
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How Should I Plead?
You may want to discuss the option of how you should plead with your attorney so that you understand all of the outcomes associated with particular choices. Knowing what your options are can help you make an informed and educated decision in an otherwise confusing and overwhelming process.
It is not always easy to determine whether it is appropriate to plead guilty or not guilty, but your attorney can tell you about the legal ramifications of each choice and how your decision will shape your case going forward.
Having this advice at the start of your case can make this process much easier for you.
Should I Accept a Plea Bargain?
Being arrested can be a stressful and confusing experience and things can move forward from that situation very quickly and become very complicated. Shortly after your arrest or during the process of preparing for your case, a plea bargain may be introduced to you. This could be to choose to plead guilty to lesser charges or could involve evaluating whether or not it is most appropriate to try to fight the case by pleading not guilty.
Work with a Knowledgeable Criminal Defense Attorney Miami
Having a criminal defense attorney who can walk you through the pros and cons of each decision will make it easier for you to make the best choice with regard to your case. You should never make any legal decisions in Florida without consulting with your criminal defense attorney first. He or she will make sure you have all of the information, and that your decisions are truly in your best interest.