plea bargaining


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Synonyms for plea bargaining

(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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Raza Ali had already submitted application of plea bargaining on rupees 220 million to the chairman NAB who after recommending referred it to accountability court.
With these two cases, the Supreme Court has reaffirmed the legitimacy of plea bargaining and cemented its place as the most important means by which criminal convictions are administered in this country.
Remedying Ineffective Counsel in Plea Bargaining Cases
ferment about plea bargaining give rise to this Note's two related
Underlying the Justices debate over the constitutionality of plea bargaining are the core values of truth seeking in the justice system.
Plea bargaining is common in the US, with defendants often able to secure a more lenient sentence if they admit an offence and co-operate with prosecutors, rather than contest the charges in a trial.
Initially, the plan was to ban plea bargaining only for deadly traffic incidents, but at the end the ban became effective for all cases where a person has died.
Like the growth of government in general, plea bargaining slowly crept into and eventually grew to dominate the system.
PLEA BARGAINING CAUSES MORE INNOCENT DEFENDANTS TO BE CONVICTED A.
That is, we cannot say that the plea bargaining institution is clearly bad for defendants.
This book takes an historical look at plea bargaining in a number of different countries, discussing the development, impact, and implications of it in lands as diverse as Russia, Japan, Germany, and in the International Courts System.
Even though plea bargaining is an integral part of the criminal justice system, we need to ask the tough questions of whether it either enhances public safety or helps the offender reintegrate into society.
Plea bargaining is a ubiquitous phenomenon in certain contemporary criminal justice systems.
PLEA BARGAINING'S TRIUMPH: A HISTORY OF PLEA BARGAINING IN AMERICA.
In the United States, more than 90 percent of all cases in the justice system are settled by plea bargaining rather than exercising the right to trial.