A 23-year-old woman was facing serious time – a possible 50-year stint – in prison for various drug charges. But thanks to the wise advice of her lawyer, she accepted a plea deal, knocking her sentencing down to five years.
Here’s What Happened
The woman was charged after she and another individual were found sitting in a car holding two bags containing methamphetamine by police. One had 12 grams and the other contained 4.1 grams.
Police charged her with possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use for distribution.
Yes, Plea Deals Are Worth It
Few people want to admit guilt, but when a plea deals can drastically reduce potential prison time, most will agree that they are definitely worth considering.
The case detailed above – the one which just saved a young woman from spending an astounding 45 years behind prison bars – is a real life example.
How Common Are Plea Deals?
Plea deals are quite common. In fact, nearly 90% of all criminal cases are settled by plea deals.
Among the many reasons are:
- One never really knows what a jury or court will decide (yes, innocent people really do get convicted)
- Prosecutors may push for more serious charges if you do not agree to plea
- Your situation will be resolved much more quickly
- Going to court is expensive (if you’ve got the money, you’ll be on the hook for the court costs; if you don’t, the City will pick up the tab)
If You’re Facing Criminal Charges, Let Alex Lane Fight to Reduce Your Penalties
A skilled defense attorney is needed to help navigate your way through the legal process while aggressively fighting to reduce your charges or have them dismissed altogether.
For a free consultation, call Alex Lane. Our number is 480-776-5757.