In that regard you should be aware that the courts commonly extend leniency, or a ‘discount’, in sentencing people who plead guilty rather than those found guilty by the Court. This is a decision for you – not for your lawyer or a family member to make. Whilst we will advise you about how to respond to the charge/s, it is ultimately a personal decision that you yourself have to make.
In some instances it may be possible to ‘mediate’ or ‘divert’ a charge, such that it can be dealt with outside of the Court system. If these options are available to you, it may mean that you can avoid any Court imposed penalties. Based on the nature of the charges and your initial instructions it may be possible to at a later date to negotiate with the prosecution.
If you have been charged with a criminal offence, make an appointment with one of our Solicitors immediately and prior to making any statements to anyone.
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