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A Blind Plea Could Give You a Lighter Sentence


Oklahoma criminal defense lawyerVideo Transcribed: What is a blind plea in a criminal case? I am a lawyer in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Wirth Law Office. My name is Jason Sorensen.

Today, we’re going to be talking about blind pleas in criminal law cases. In criminal law cases, you can make plea deals with the prosecutor to plead guilty to a lesser crime in exchange for getting a lighter sentence. So if you don’t get a plea agreement with the prosecutor, you can still try to get one with the judge. And that’s what these blind pleas are. It’s your way of pleading guilty to the crime in hopes that the judge will give you a lighter sentence.

However, it’s not a guarantee. The judge isn’t required to give you a lighter sentence just because you’re pleading guilty. So you’re really throwing yourself at the mercy of the court on that. So, it is a risk, but there is a possible benefit involved if you do it.

Another thing to keep in mind is that just because you do it and you don’t like the sentence that the judge gives you, you can’t take it back. You can’t take back your guilty plea because you don’t like the sentence that the judge is giving you. So you need to be very sure of what you’re doing before you do it.

It’s always helpful to have an attorney going into that, and hopefully, that attorney can get you a deal with the prosecutor before you have to resort to that because it can be a risky move.

This is just basic information. If you want more information on criminal cases, you can visit makelaweasy.com. Or, if you need help with a criminal case, give us a call at Wirth Law Office to speak with a criminal defense attorney in Tulsa.

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