Why Do I Need a Lawyer If I Plan to Plead Guilty?

Were you arrested in New York and plan to plead guilty in court? Before you make any mistakes that could cost you your freedom, schedule a free consultation with an experienced Long Island criminal defense lawyer to help you understand your charges and potential outcomes of pleading guilty. Contact The Matera Law Firm and let our 25 years of experience work to protect you.


To go into any criminal prosecution with the thought that you just want to plead guilty is probably the worst thing that you could ever do. Having the right attorney could result in whatever charges you’re thinking of pleading guilty to getting that reduced, sometimes drastically reduced. So it’s never advisable to go into court without an attorney. Many different things happen when you don’t have an attorney.

One of the most important things being that you’re not able to speak directly to the district attorney’s office about any kind of plea bargain or plea disposition. Having an attorney there is your best chance for getting that charge reduced and possibly even making it go away on the very first day.

When people are facing difficult legal situations what matters is results. At The Matera Law Firm, we have over 25 years of experience helping people when they need it most. That commitment has allowed us to generate a record of success and positive results against criminal charges.

Don’t plead guilty without first speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney. If you or someone you love is in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact us today for a free confidential consultation. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State.

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