Can Your Charges be Dismissed or Reduced?

Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty.

It is not your job to prove your innocence.

Never assume that just because you were charged with a criminal offence, the prosecution has the evidence it needs to prove your guilt.

There are numerous ways that the charges against you can be dismissed or reduced.  An experienced criminal defence lawyer will review your file and determine if there is any way to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced.

Always consult with a criminal defence lawyer before you plead guilty.  Your lawyer can advise you if your case is appropriate for plea bargaining or if the prosecution will be unable to prove your guilt.

If you are facing criminal charges, you have a lot to lose.  Don’t give up hope and don’t plead guilty until you know your options. Call a lawyer today.

Trial or Plea Bargain?

Your criminal defence lawyer will review the prosecution’s case against you and analyze it for strengths and weaknesses.

Your lawyer will then lay out your various options and advise you of the best option in your circumstances.  Your lawyer will answer these questions for you:

  • What evidence exists against you?
  • How likely is it that you will be convicted?
  • Is it possible to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced?

If the case against you is weak, your lawyer will recommend going to trial, where the charges against you will be dismissed.

Sometimes when police officers believe that someone is guilty of a crime but they don’t have the evidence to prove it, they will charge the person and hope that he or she pleads guilty.  Don’t fall into this trap.

Consult with a criminal defence lawyer before you enter a plea.  That way, if you do decide to plead guilty, you can do so with the confidence of knowing all your options.