The 411 on Plea Bargains

If you have recently committed a crime, you may need to do some time. However, there are instances where you can plead down your charge, reducing penalties and time you may need to spend in jail or under house arrest. Known as a plea bargain, making this agreement can be beneficial or problematic depending on your specific situations. Of course, an estimated 90 percent of criminal cases are disposed of using a plea bargain of some sort.