If you have been charged with a crime, there is something you should know about the mostcommonly asked legal question by people who have been accused of committing a crime: “Should Iplead guilty or not guilty?” While many people debate the pros and cons of pleading guilty orinnocent, through my experience in Criminal Justice, I have learned that if you have committed acrime, it is always wise to plea innocent, regardless of the case.
In a courtroom, evidence is required; and this evidence must show beyond a shadow of a doubt thatyou committed the crime. While it depends on the crime–and there are some exceptions--pleadinginnocent to the crime can stall the procedures, as well as force the legal representatives to show proofof the crime for which you are accused.
In previous courtrooms, thousands of persons have accepted plea bargains or else committed guiltyof crimes. Few of these people felt that they had no choice but to plea guilty or else accept a plea.The fact is, many of these people were accused of a crime; and the courtrooms convicted thesepeople on circumstantial evidence that was inconclusive. Thus, after the penalty was set, and theperson was fined or put in jail, the courts later found that the prosecuted was in fact innocent.
Thus, no matter what your case happens to be, the best legal advice you can get is to plea not guiltyand force the courts to prove beyond a shadow of doubt that you are in fact guilty under law.
If you have been convicted of a lesser crime, you should still adhere to this advice. It may help youto avoid paying hefty fines for parking and traffic violations by forcing the prosecution to procureevidence.