When a New Jersey resident is charged with a serious crime, a number of
things are immediately set into motion. The person charged must work in
conjunction with a
criminal defense attorney to determine the best course of action. No two cases are alike,
and the optimal approach is different for each individual.
In making the decision on how to move forward, the defense attorney begins
by discussing the case with his or her client and reviewing the evidence
held by the prosecution. When there is sufficient evidence to suggest
that a guilty verdict is likely, many people will choose to pursue negotiations
for a plea deal rather than take the matter to trial. Such is the case
for a New Jersey woman who is accused of killing a man by injecting silicone
into his penis.
The procedure was done at the man's request, as part of the services
offered by a woman posing as a cosmetologist. The woman, 38 years of age,
has no medical training but has been offering silicone injection services
for a number of years. The material was injected into the breasts, buttocks
and genitals of clients in an attempt at enhancing those areas.
One of the woman's clients, a 22-year-old man, died after an injection
caused a silicone embolism. The woman who administered the injection was
charged with reckless manslaughter. In accepting responsibility for that
charge, the plea agreement allows her to avoid several previous charges
related to other injections.
As this New Jersey case illustrates, there are instances in which accepting
a plea agreement is preferable to going to trial on serious criminal charges.
While this woman will have to accept sentencing for reckless manslaughter,
she will avoid the punitive measures that might have come had she been
found guilty on the additional charges. Taking such a deal is never an
easy decision to make, but with the right legal guidance, it is often
the best possible criminal defense option.
Source: nydailynews.com, "New Jersey woman pleads guilty to deadly penis silicone injection, escapes
charges for butt, breast injections", Nina Golgowski, Sept. 9, 2015