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Plea Bargaining

Jennifer Mills (Peeler) Peek


Oftentimes, courts and attorneys prefer to avoide trial and want to settle out of court. This reduces the amount of resrouced the court needs to spend, moves the case through the system faster and may lead to a more fair sentence than if the case went to trial. 

Jennifer Mills Peek strives to help each of her clients get the best possibel outcome. This often means a Plea Bargain. Jennifers committment to her clients is to protece their interests and as a criminal lawyer she strives to provide the best plea recommendation in Carlisle County, Marchall County, Crittenden County, Graves County, Calloway County, McCracken County, Lyon County, Livingston Count, Ballard County, and Massac County.

In nearly every criminal case, the aspect of plea bargaining. During the negotiation process, Jennifer will work directly with procecutors regarding all aspects of the case. 

Some issues that can be determined in a plea bargain include waiving bail or a request for bail, pleading guilty or no contest to a lesser grade of offence and sentencing alternatives.  

In some cases, an agreement can be made between the defendant, through his or her attorney, and the prosecutor that the defendant will plead guilty if the prosecutor will reduce the charge and/or reduce the punishment. This agreement is called a plea bargain and if agreed to, is presented to the judge to decide if it acceptable.

Pleading Not Guilty and Trial versus Negotiating

A plea agreement is a quick and risk-free resolution to a criminal case. But, depending on the specific goals of the case and ones own unique situation, you may be better served by going to trial. Jennifer provides you with all of the options and guide you in the process. She will pose questions to you that will help you decide what course of action is right for you. Are you prepared for the risk of a trial? Are you prepared for the expense of a trial? How strong is the case against you? What will your record show after you accept the plea agreement? All of these are key in decided whether or not a plea bargain is appropriate for you.

Plea barganing should be considered in the following cases: 

  • Traffic offenses
  • Drug posession
  • Theft crimes
  • Assult
  • White collar crime
  • Juvenile offenses

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime and need an attorney, exercise your right to remain silent and call Jennifer Mills Peek today!

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Jennifer Peek |Peek Family Law | Family Law Paducah KY

Attorney Jennifer Mills Peek PLLC

Specializing in Family & Criminal Law

Jennifer handles your Illinois or Kentucky family law (including divorce, child custody, adoption, grandparent’s rights, etc.), criminal defense, and general law needs (including wills, POAs, etc) in her friendly, family-oriented office setting.

She knows that all other aspects of family law are delicate and sensitive practice areas. We can treat you with the kindness, sensitivity, and discretion you would expect, yet still, be tough and strong on your behalf. It’s what we do, every day.