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How are plea negotiations used as a criminal defense?

When individuals in New York are accused of a crime, they often seek to resolve the case through legal defense options. This could help defendants not only reach a timely resolution but could also help the accused avoid serious penalties, especially if the criminal defense process helps the defendant reduce or dismiss some or all of the charges against them. While being cleared of all charges is often desired, for some, it is not always an obtainable route or one that meets the defendant's best interests. Whether it is because of the accused's criminal background or his or her desire to avoid a lengthy and costly trial, the plea bargaining process might be the best option.

Wagman Law can assist those charged with DWI in New York

While a DWI is a serious criminal offense that many drivers in New York might be accused of in his or her lifetime, it also could carry serious consequences. Our law firm understands that being convicted for drunk driving could have serious negative effects. Not only are driving privileges impacted, but depending on the details and severity of the offense, a driver's personal and professional life could be impacted by a DWI conviction as well. Because of this, it is important that drivers understand their legal defense options.

Making a defense against an underage drunk driving charge

Getting pulled over by a police car can be a stressful situation for drivers of any age. However, with regards to being accused of drunk driving, those under the age of 21 should understand how being charged with underage drunk driving could impact them. The consequences of an underage DWI could impact the young driver in various ways, which is why it is important to understand the details of the charge and establish a defense.

How can defendants use self-defense for violent crime charges?

While being accused of any type of crime is a serious situation, facing a criminal charge for a violent crime does not only carry potential harsh penalties but could also damage the reputation of the defendant. For these reasons, it is important that defendants are aware of the charges against them and whether they have any defenses available to them that could reduce the charges or dismiss them altogether.

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