plea bargain

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plea bargain

also plea-bar·gain (plē′bär′gən)
intr.v. plea bar·gained, plea bar·gain·ing, plea bar·gains also plea-bar·gained or plea-bar·gain·ing or plea-bar·gains
To agree to plead guilty, especially to a lesser criminal offense, in exchange for some concession from the prosecution, such as dismissal of more serious charges.

plea bargain n.
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Noun1.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 chargeplea 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; "his admission was part of a plea bargain with the prosecutor"; "plea bargaining helps to stop the courts becoming congested"
criminal law - the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
bargaining - the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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amp;nbsp;   Criminal Law Drug Conspiracy Plea Agreement Appeal Waivers Where defendants charged in a drug conspiracy signed a plea agreement that included a waiver of the right to appeal, the record showed that the defendants knowingly and voluntarily accepted the agreements and waived their right to appeal, and enforcing the waivers would not result in a miscarriage of justice, so the waivers are enforced and their appeals are dismissed.
Under the terms of a plea agreement, he will serve a life sentence.
State Senate President Jonathan Dismang, R-Beebe, said Files was doing the right thing with his plea agreement.
Rosicas plea agreement calls for a five-year prison term when he scheduled to be sentenced on Feb.
Although initially charged with 81 felony counts, the 66-year-old former executive pleaded guilty to only three felony counts of embezzlement, money laundering and tax evasion, according to a plea agreement.
486 from July 15th, 2010, through which two institutions have been introduced for speeding up the criminal trials solving: the judgment in case the defendant admitted the deed/deeds put on his/her account, completely, and the special procedure of guilty plea agreement which can be entered into in the phase of criminal prosecution, only after the criminal proceedings were put to motion, in writing, between the prosecutor and the defendant/defendants, for one or more deed(s) for which the criminal proceedings were put to motion.
According to a plea agreement unsealed Friday, Liang admitted that he and others planned a special software function, known as a defeat device, that could cheat US emissions tests after recognizing that a diesel engine they were designing could not meet customer expectations and stricter emissions standards.
Liangs plea agreement provides that he will cooperate with the government in its ongoing investigation.
CHUCK Blazer was working undercover for the FBI for 18 months while still a member of FIFA's executive committee, his plea agreement with US justice authorities has revealed.
Under the plea agreement, both Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress, must certify that they have reserved sufficient assets to meet legal obligations with respect to its coal ash impoundments within North Carolina, obligations estimated to be approximately $3.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah police have arrested a woman suspected of posing as a lawyer and negotiating a plea agreement with prosecutors.
According to the statement Monday, the plea agreement, along with agreements made with state and federal partners, provides that Credit Suisse will pay a total of USD 2.