Whether you’re sentenced right away or at a later sentencing hearing in New Jersey is your choice.
Generally, people who are out on bail or their own recognizance will choose a later sentencing, allowing them to return home for a period of time, be with friends and loved ones, and take care of personal business before being sentenced and taken into custody.
For people who are currently in custody, it usually makes sense to be sentenced right away.
If you choose to delay your sentencing after accepting a guilty plea, you can use the time to improve your standing in the eyes of the court.
Aside from the personal benefits that come from sincerely engaging in your own growth, successfully accomplishing things like getting and staying sober can help the court understand that you are committed to changing the conditions that got you here in the first place.
Attorney Matthew Reisig can help you present the best possible case for a fair sentence when you accept a guilty plea in New Jersey.
Call 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey sentencing attorney.