If a person is convicted of an offence, courts often take into account the cooperation they have given to the criminal justice system. Pleading guilty in court is one way a person can seek to reduce the severity of any sentence that may be imposed on them. It is not a decision that ought to taken lightly, given the serious consequences that can follow.
We work with our clients so that there is a proper appreciation of the likely penalties. An experienced lawyer can often make a difference to the outcome, particularly where there are contested facts or where the reasons for the commission of the offence need to be properly explained to the court.
Where necessary, we assist our clients to obtain expert reports, such as doctors and psychiatrists, which may assist a court in understanding any underlying issues that may have contributed to any offending. If you are seeking experienced criminal lawyers to help you to understand the consequences of pleading guilty in court, contact our team for a free case assessment.