A client of this firm recently appeared at the Crown court for an offence of robbery. This offence was always denied ,but he had offered a guilty plea to an alternative offence of assault. After trial he was acquitted of the robbery offence but convicted of assault. Although the client received a term of imprisonment it was far less than if convicted for the robbery offence, and was further reduced when defence counsel confirmed that the client all along had been willing to plead guilty to the assault charge but the prosecution had refused to accept that plea bargain.
There are times when a client will have to plead guilty to some offence instead of a more serious offence. We can help in such cases and liaise with the prosecution and court to ‘limit the damage ‘ and archive the best possible result for the client by proactive defence representation.