Withdrawal Of A Plea And Conditional Pleas Overview Of Plea Bargaining The plea bargain is an agreement between a criminal defense attorney and the prosecution to resolve a criminal case and ends with a defendant pleading guilty or nolo contendre no contest in exchange for a reduced sentence or to a lesser charge. Nolo Contendre A plea of nolo contendre is a guilty plea.
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Criminal Edition. Produced by the Education Committee. of the. Florida Conference of County Court Judges. The Honorable Beth Bloom. Plea bargaining is used in hearing a criminal case to avoid a lengthy trial, where the prosecutor and the defendant would make an agreement by themselves, instead of taking the trial to a jury, often including things like pleading guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence or pleading to a lesser charge.
But more importantly, plea bargaining assures a conviction, even if it is for a lesser charge or crime. No matter how strong the evidence may be, no case is a foregone conclusion. Prosecutors often wage long and expensive trials but lose, as happened in the infamous O.
J. Simpson murder trial.
The plea bargain is an agreement between a criminal defense attorney and the prosecution to resolve a criminal case and ends with a defendant pleading guilty or nolo contendre (no contest) in exchange for a reduced sentence or to a lesser charge. The process whereby a criminal defendant and prosecutor reach a mutually satisfactory disposition of a criminal case, subject to court approval.
Plea bargaining can conclude a criminal case without a trial. When it is successful, plea bargaining results in a plea agreement between the prosecutor and. (a) With respect to any child who was 14 or 15 years of age at the time the alleged offense was committed, the state attorney may file an information when in the state attorney’s judgment and discretion the public interest requires that adult sanctions be considered or imposed and when the offense charged is for the commission of, attempt to commit, or conspiracy to commit.