The decision to accept or reject a plea bargain is an important one and any time you are faced with a potential plea bargain in a federal criminal case, it is imperative that you understand the consequences of the agreement and feel confident that your attorney is acting with your best interests in mind. Some negligent criminal defense attorneys encourage defendants to accept a plea agreement simply to avoid a long, drawn-out trial, but our lawyers believe in helping a defendant reach a strategic decision based on the strength of his or her specific case.