There are certain elements of plea bargaining that are true in any criminal case. Plea bargaining is the process that prosecutors and defendants use to come to an agreement before a court verdict is rendered. Typically, the defendant pleads guilty or no contest to one or more of the charges against him in exchange for one or more charges being dropped, one or more charges being reduced, or the recommendation of a specific sentence by the prosecutor to the court.
Should You Enter a Plea Bargain in a Reckless Driving Case?
Whether a plea bargain is the right legal move for you depends on many factors including:
All of the charges you face.
The potential strength of the government’s case against you.
The uncertainty of going to trial.
The costs of going to trial.
The deal that the prosecutor is willing to reach.
Even with these factors in mind, it can be very difficult to decide what the right legal move is for yourself.
Contact a Virginia Reckless Driving Lawyer for Help
You should not try to negotiate with the prosecutor on your own after a reckless driving charge. You may end up inadvertently jeopardizing your rights. Instead, we encourage you to contact The Wilson Law firm for help.
For more than two decades, Attorney T. Kevin Wilson has been helping people with their criminal and traffic violation cases. He has even become certified in police traffic radar/lidar to help provide a strong defense to his clients. Attorney Wilson can effectively evaluate your case and work on a plea bargain agreement with the prosecutors. If the prosecutors are unwilling or unable to reach a reasonable agreement, then Mr. Wilson has the experience and drive to protect your rights in court.
Plea bargains are not possible in every reckless driving case, but they can be effective ways to resolve some reckless driving cases. If you would like to learn more about your own rights or about whether plea bargaining may be an option in your Virginia reckless driving case, please contact us today via this website or by phone to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.