What is a Plea Agreement?

Very simply, a plea agreement is a bargain between the defendant and the prosecutor to settle the case without going to trial. Usually, the bargain involves the prosecutor reducing the charge or sentence the defendant would face if he or she lost at trial.  Most criminal cases settle with a plea agreement. Sometimes it is in your best interest to take a plea agreement instead of taking the case to trial. That decision is not one to take lightly, and you need an experienced prosecutor to negotiate the best possible plea agreement and evaluate your case with you.

Burges McCowan is an experience criminal defense attorney, and former prosecutor, who knows the best negotiating tactics and can help you decide what you should do with your case.