plea bargain

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(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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What it does is that it encourages the robbers and thieves that even if they are caught they have an alternative of plea bargain where they can pay back half of what they have robbed and they will immediately be released.
The plea bargain, offered by the police prosecutor, had apparently been sanctioned over the phone by a junior staffer at Legal Services, contrary to Clerides' earlier instructions for such authorisation to be requested, and provided, in writing.
The allegation of discrimination while deciding Plea bargain amount is not true also as this matter is decided by plea bargain committee comprising of banking and legal experts.
18) This idea of ensuring procedure by documentation can be extended to the essentially administrative task of offering a plea bargain.
remedy, specific performance of the offered plea bargain, and retrial.
At first glance, it may be difficult to understand why an innocent person would accept a plea bargain for a crime he or she did not commit, but the unfortunate truth is, the criminal justice system does not always resemble what you see on TV.
clear that 'negotiation of a plea bargain is a critical phase of
11) Indeed, it is the choice of the accused to forgo the crucible of the trial for the compromise of the plea bargain.
David Bermingham, who was one of three bankers jailed for 37 months over an Enron-related fraud in a deal with US prosecutors in 2008, said in March that no sane defendant would risk dozens of years in jail when a plea bargain could see home within months.
JERUSALEM: A lawyer for an Al-Jazeera journalist imprisoned by Israel says his client admitted having contact with the Islamic militant group Hamas and will be released under a plea bargain.
Interestingly, he says so even though no plea bargain has been offered and sources reveal that the L.
In a plea bargain, the prosecutor usually offers a reduced prison sentence if the defendant agrees to waive his right to a jury trial and admit guilt in a summary proceeding before a judge.
Manila An anti-graft court approved the proposed plea bargain agreement of a military comptroller who promised to return some real estate properties he bought in the United States, following accusation that he plundered P302 million (Dh25.
According to TMZ, Lindsay Lohan now wants a plea bargain to felony grand theft to ensure that she will not spend a night in prison.
Additionally, defendants who wish to secure the benefit of a plea bargain routinely are compelled to admit factual guilt to do so.