You will usually need to enter a plea if you are charged with a criminal offence. Before deciding on the plea, you will need to consider various matters, including the charge, the facts, the evidence, your personal history, and the possible penalty or sentence. It may be possible to reduce the severity of any punishment by an early plea of guilty, by plea bargaining, or via a plea in mitigation.
We can help you understand the elements of the offence and advise you on your plea. Our solicitors can represent you at preliminary hearings and trials in most areas of criminal law.