Criminal Law

When should I plead guilty or not guilty?

By 14 January 2022 No Comments

If you believe that you are innocent and that the charge(s) is not made out, you may contest the charges by claiming trial. If you decide to engage a lawyer, your lawyer will write to the Prosecution requesting that they withdraw the charges against you. Your lawyer may also meet with the Prosecution to have a discussion regarding the evidence, and will thereafter be able to advise you on the merits of your case should the matter head to trial. Your lawyer will also be able to advise you on whether there are legal defences that can be argued which would lead to a full acquittal if successful.

You may elect to plead guilty if there are no merits in arguing for an acquittal, or if the evidence against you is overwhelming. This would save your financial resources and will likely result in a lighter sentence.

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