Question: What Is A Plea Bargain In Savannah?
Answer: A plea bargain is basically your negotiation with the prosecutors. And basically, what I like to do is go and very informally say, “Here are the facts, we may or may not have done this—but at the same time, here are the weaknesses in your case. You are not going to be able to prove that my client was intoxicated beyond a reasonable doubt. You are not going to be able to prove that he was less safe to drive.” So, a plea bargain helps eliminate the risk on both sides by finding a middle ground. And often times people will say, “Well, I don’t know that I want a plea bargain because that would be like admitting guilt—that admits that I did something.” But, you know, sometimes a trial can be a risky thing. Sometimes juries and judges, you just cannot read them and you do not know what they’re going to do. So, a plea bargain, especially if you can get a good one or, say, get a lesser charge, will certainly help eliminate that risk, give you a lesser penalty than you might otherwise face and help you move on once that’s done.