Most cases end with a bargainMost criminal cases end with a plea of guilty rather than a trial. Therefore, from the very start you and your criminal defense attorney should be looking for an opportunity to dispose of the charge short of trial. Criminal plea agreements and bargains fall into two categories:
- Charge Bargains: Agreements to plead to certain charges in exchange for a promise to drop or not to bring others.
- Sentence Bargains: Bargains in which you negotiate the particular sentence to be imposed.