If you’ve been accused of some sort of financial crime, the prosecution probably has an extensive amount of evidence it intends to use against you. That can leave you worried about what the future has in store for you and what you can do to avoid the harshest penalties under the law. This is especially true when aggressive prosecutors are threatening to throw the book at you.
What can you do when the evidence seems insurmountable?
Even when the evidence seems overwhelming, there are still defense strategies that you can utilize to try to protect your interests and your future as fully as possible. In the context of a case where there’s strong evidence against you, this may mean negotiating a plea deal that is as favorable as possible.
We understand if even that thought has you worried. But if you can have productive conversations with the prosecution, then you might be able to achieve one or more of the following:
- Reduced charges
- A shorter period of incarceration
- Avoid incarceration altogether
- Reduced financial penalties
A lot of your success in negotiating a favorable plea deal in going to depend on your ability to explain the situation and elicit empathy. So, think about how you can portray your life and your circumstances in a way that explains your actions. Depending on your circumstances, you might have to cooperate with prosecutors in some fashion, too.
Discuss your strategy with an attorney of your choosing
But these are issues that you can discuss with your criminal defense attorney. Your advocate will be able to give you a better sense of what your options are under the circumstances and how to formulate a strategy that positions you for the best criminal defense outcome possible.