Many crimes come with tough sentences for those convicted. In these situations, the defendant may want to work with the prosecutor to lessen the punishment for his or her charges. However, this can be a difficult process without the help of an experienced attorney who can help negotiate the terms of a plea bargain or argue for lesser sentencing.
Arguing for a lesser sentence can be a difficult process for a defendant if he or she does not have legal help. An attorney can carefully argue why a person deserves a less stringent sentence for his or her charges. Consider the following possibilities that a New Jersey criminal attorney can help you attain:
- Paying restitution instead of going to prison.
- Probation instead of prison.
- Lessening prison sentences or fines.
- Community service and education systems instead of prison or probation.
In some cases, an attorney can cut back drastically on a person’s overall sentencing.
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a criminal trial attorney, Jason A. Volet focuses his practice exclusively on criminal and municipal defense in New Jersey and New York. He earned his B.A. in political science from Rutgers College in 1995 and his J.D. from the Hofstra University School of Law in 1998. Mr. Volet began his career in the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, where he gained extensive experience prosecuting both juvenile and adult offenders. Now, as a criminal defense attorney, he uses that experience to fight for the rights of individuals who have been charged with a crime.