Arizona Criminal Defense Attorneys


Law Offices of Robert Arentz - Phoenix Lawyer


Criminal Law Legal Guide

How to Plead

Have you found yourself in trouble, for a crime you didn't commit? You are now faced with charges and don't know how to plead. The best thing for you to do is have a good lawyer that can help you decide how to plead. Some will say its better to plead guilty because you will get a lesser sentence should you be found guilty; however, that is not always a good thing to do.

When you are innocent of the crime you are charged of, it is hard to plead guilty. If you know without a doubt that you are not guilty and can prove it then there is no reason to think of how to plead. Your answer should be not guilty.

Crimes of all nature happen everyday and sometimes you just end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is part of life and you have to deal with what you are dealt, but how to plead is totally up to you. Regardless of what your lawyer will say, the choice is yours. Yes, they know the law and it is wise to listen to them every step of the way. How you plead on your case can help or hurt you, depending on the nature of the crime you are being convicted of.

Some will even offer you a plead bargain, that is when you take a lesser sentence for a crime that was committed. Whether you actually did it or not! This is not always the best way and how to plead will depend on what they want you to do when you get in the court room. This is why it is good to have a great lawyer that can guide you in the right direction. Another way is to know what you are being charged of and exactly what it will mean once you step in the court room. Knowing your charge to the fullest extent will help you be able to better decide how to plead.

Crimes will continue to happen day after day. It is your job to stay out of the way and not put yourself in those situations. Should one arise, knowing how to plead and what to do is a plus in your favor. Don't just sit there, do something so you will know what is going on in that courtroom. It will only help you more.