Don't Plead Guilty!
Do I Plead or Do I Fight? Get a Los Angeles Criminal Attorney
If you plead guilty and are sentenced, you are now convicted! If you plead
guilty to the charges, you admit that you committed the crime in the criminal
complaint. These admissions can be used against you in a subsequent criminal
or civil matter. Pleading guilty might seem the fastest and easiest way
out of a bad situation but a criminal conviction can hinder your future.
In fact, a conviction can become consequential when:
- Applying for a job or a loan
- Renting an apartment
- Traveling to another country
- Renewing a "green card"
- Obtaining a professional license
- Buying insurance
Don't plead guilty without evaluating all your legal options. Even
if you are guilty, it is still acceptable to plead not guilty and make
the prosecutor prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Discuss your
right to fight your case with an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense
attorney. We can evaluate your case and your legal options and give you
honest and practical answers to all your questions.
To discuss your case today, contact our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys
Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners for a free consultation.
Do Not Plead Guilty to Criminal Charges
At first glance, pleading guilty seems easy and convenient. You may even
think it is the cheapest way out. Don't be fooled by a "no jail
time" offer by the prosecutor early in the case. That may not be
the best deal for you. The prosecutor or district attorney may want to
close out the case quickly because the government's evidence is weak.
However, the prosecutor may not have the evidence necessary for a conviction.
The prosecutor may be motivated to settle a case quickly to reduce his
or her high caseload. There may be some legal technicalities or some rules
not followed, procedural mistakes by law enforcement, or some other situation
that a good defense lawyer could pick apart, and dismiss the charges.
But if you agree to a quick "guilty" or "no contest"
plea, you are stuck with that conviction for the rest of your life. Explore
your defense options thoroughly.
The Right Criminal Defense Attorney Makes the Difference
Our team at Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners has a vast amount of experience
defending people accused of committing crimes, from simple misdemeanors
to violent felonies. Unlike some criminal defense attorneys who simply
negotiate pleas, we stand ready to take your case to trial to obtain the
best possible outcome.
When you choose to work with us, we will evaluate your entire case, including
all the physical evidence the prosecutor would present, potential witness
testimony against you, and any statements you or the witness have previously
given to police. After a thorough review of all the potential evidence,
we will let you know the likelihood of prevailing.
Speak to an experienced and skilled Los Angeles criminal defense attorney
you can trust and one who can evaluate your case and give you honest answer
to your questions. Remember, the police and the prosecutors are not your
friends. They are not looking to do you any favors. Choosing the right
criminal defense attorney can be one of the most important decisions of
Contact a Los Angeles criminal attorney from our firm, and don't plead guilty!