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Proffer Agreements

Proffer Agreements

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If you have been charged with a criminal offense in the state of Texas then you will likely be facing a host of serious consequences that could affect your entire future. When your livelihood is at stake, it is incredibly important that you take action as quickly as possible to rectify the situation.

One of the best things you can do for yourself at this time is to hire a Plano criminal defense attorney who can represent your case. With the help of a legal professional by your side you can increase your chances of a successful defense.

If the crimes for which you have been charged are federal offenses, then an associate from our firm may be able to help you take advantage of the option of a proffer agreement, which is available to defendants in some federal crime cases.

What is a Proffer Agreement?

Under the conditions of a proffer agreement, it is possible for a person under criminal investigation to provide pertinent information to federal prosecutors, under the condition that they will remain relatively safe from prosecution when doing so. In essence, it is a tradeoff between federal government officials and another individual that is associated with a federal crime, allowing one to receive valuable information and the other to be protected from prosecution.

Due to the nature of these agreements, they are often referred to as, "queen for a day" agreements because they allow parties to dispel information seemingly without consequence. In a way, this type of agreement serves as a sneak peek that allows prosecutors the opportunity to obtain an inside scoop on the statements and evidence that may be made during an actual trial.

Benefits of Proffer Agreements

Proffer agreements are often a good way to reduce the sentences of a federal criminal charge.

Defendants that provide substantial information to a federal attorney or any other law enforcement agent could be giving themselves an opportunity to obtain reduced charges. Provided that you offer the government enough valuable information about the crime in which you were involved or even another crime, you will be offered your own form of recompense: an immunity agreement or a plea bargain agreement. By satisfying their need for more information, the government will be more apt to provide you with a reduced sentence. It is a mutual tradeoff that has proven to be very beneficial for many defendants, witnesses, and targets of federal criminal investigations.

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When you are facing criminal charges in Texas, you should not hesitate to seek legal assistance from an associate at our firm. Our years of experience in the field have allowed us a great deal of insight into the complexities of criminal law as well as the knowledge to overcome such challenges. In some instances, using a proffer agreement is a great way to avoid the harsher sentence that you may deserve according to the law. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients, and we are unwilling to compromise when it comes to securing effective results that benefit the people that we serve.

Don't wait to contact a Plano criminal defense lawyer from The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC to discuss your options, including the possibility of a proffer agreement.

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