If you’ve been accused of exploiting a minor, human trafficking, or similar crimes, there will be times when the police and prosecutors “offer you a way out.” Police may say something along the lines of, “Let’s get this cleared up so we can all go home.” This is a tactic. If you’re accused of a crime this serious, officers have no intention of letting you go home. Their goal is to have you say something incriminating.
Similarly, the district attorney may promise a lenient sentence or drop certain charges if you accept a plea deal. While the prosecutor has more power to offer leniency, their goal is not to get you back home. They want a conviction, and at times, they’ll use the threat of stacked charges to make you accept a plea deal — particularly if their case is weak.
If you’re facing charges of this nature, don’t make a deal with anyone. In fact, don’t speak with anyone until after you’ve talked to a sexual exploitation attorney in Phoenix. A legal professional can help you better understand the potential consequences you’re facing and the best strategy for your defense. Contact VS Criminal Defense Attorneys to learn more.