my main concern is that his solicitor has advised him that should he plead not guilty then if found guilty he may get a longer sentence than if he pleads guilty at the earliest opportunity his solicitor did also advise that should the judge direct the jury that should one be found to be guilty then under joint enterprise they could in with effect receive the same sentence I am assuming the solicitor has to make him aware of the worst case sernario
I just want the best outcome for him to me it appears to be an awful situation all round
Hi, I am asking whether this is the right advice due to the fact that the CCTV evidence clearly shows that he played hardly any involvement at all and that his solicitor states that he would be more than likely not be facing any charges if he had received legal representation at the police interview is the fact that the transcripts and CCTV in his solicitors opinion do not collate is enough to warrant a guilty plea?
many thanks for your response all I can say is that my son stated that during the interview he was confused and that there appears to be an unknown male that is very similar in appearance to him that is throwing punches and that he was unsure when answering the questions is there any way that his solicitor can argue that fact in court? in your opinion what is the chance of having the charges lowered?If found guilty do you think it will carry a custodial sentence it being his first offence and he is of good character etc?
His solicitor has advised that should he plead guilty or be found guilty it will be highly likely he will receive a suspended sentence/community service etc due to this being his first offence and is of good character I only hope this is the case if this has to be the outcome thank you for your advice.