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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Bryant's plea agreement shows that between January 2010 and December 2011 Bryant took bets on college and professional football and basketball games through a series of websites.
The standards and guidance that prosecutors face in deciding whether to seek a DPA, NPA or traditional plea agreement, and in negotiating sanctions under DPAs and NPAs have evolved over the past decade.
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Attorney has the power or discretion to determine whether a defendant has breached any provision of the plea agreement.
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As part of a plea agreement, Jennelle Rena Curtis pleaded guilty last summer to a two -count criminal information charging her with embezzlement.
Additionally, in connection with the plea agreement, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a compliance agreement with the Company, which, among other things, contains a certification that the conditions giving rise to the violations have been corrected.
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A hospital technician accused of causing a multistate outbreak of hepatitis C will plead guilty in exchange for a prison term of 30 to 40 years, according to a plea agreement filed Monday in New Hampshire federal court.
We will work to develop consensus among the state and federal resource agencies to identify projects that meet the conditions of the plea agreement to benefit the natural resources of the Gulf Coast," said Jeff Trandahl, NFWF executive director and CEO.