Plea of Guilty
There is an ‘art’ to presenting a plea of guilty – to individualize the plea and make the client’s case stand out from others. That is why you need a specialist.
The criminal defence lawyers at Nyman Gibson Miralis have the training and expertise to assist clients who are pleading guilty before a court in achieving the best outcome.
Such assistance includes full and proper preparation, including providing advice regarding character references, whether attendance at community based programs such as the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program, Probation and Parole, or upon psychologists or psychiatrists appears warranted.
We have a thorough working knowledge of the relevant sentencing legislation and case law, and can advise whether aggravating or mitigating features apply to a particular case.
We may also be able to assist in the plea bargaining process in certain circumstances where an excessive number of charges have been laid or where it would be appropriate for police to accept a plea to less serious charges.
Sometimes we are approached by clients for a second opinion – and occasionally we find that they are not guilty at all, or may be guilty of a lesser offence, or may need the police facts amended to reflect the truth.
We can advise you in relation to possible and probable penalties, disqualification periods and any other concerns that you may have.
We regard criminal law as being a specialist area of the law. Our lawyers are so dedicated to criminal law that they do not practice any other type of law – unlike some practitioners that we see in court.
If you have a criminal law matter and need advice, particularly if you think that you are likely to be pleading guilty, come and speak with one of our criminal law specialists.