plea bargain

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Synonyms for plea bargain

(criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge

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Gates' move was seen as adding to pressure on Manafortto cut a deal himself but he said in a statement issued last Friday after Gates' plea deal that he maintained his innocence.
Initially, Salling could face 20 years in prison, but because he entered a plea deal, his sentence became much less.
Glee star Mark Salling reportedly hurt himself in a suicide attempt a month-and-half before striking a plea deal in his child porn case.
Under the plea deal, still subject to court approval in October, Woods will receive a year's probation and must do 50 hours of community service.
Taylor, who spent 19 years in prison, accepted a plea deal in which she agreed to testify that Joseph White had raped Wilson.
According to Mano's plea deal documents, she agreed to pay $21,192 in restitution.
Their plea deals allowed them to withdraw their pleas if Baker didn't agree to a sentence within the suggested range of 41 to 57 months.
7 million as part of a plea deal "for conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) by willfully facilitating illegal transactions and engaging in trade with Iran and Sudan," the Department of Justice (DoJ) said.
The North Carolina man accused of handcuffing and chaining an 11-year-old boy by his ankle to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck as punishment has rejected a plea deal.
Such a plea deal would allow the banks to pay a fine without having to face trials.
Mark Pearlstein, a former veteran federal prosecutor in Boston, said the timing of the plea deal is curious, coming about four months after Silva's arraignment and only two weeks before the start of Tsarnaev's trial.
Judge Maurice Merten sentenced Zambrano to 41 months in prison, in accordance with a plea deal.
In a plea deal, prosecutors accepted his not guilty plea to trying to lure two children aged nine and 10 to his home to play with a puppy.
26 ( ANI ): Justin Bieber has turned down the plea deal he was offered for his DUI case and is headed to court.
Cohen, are part of a broader plea deal that federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced on Monday.