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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A PLEA deal for a former lifeguard accused of raping and kidnapping a 10-year-old girl in the United States has fallen through.
In a plea deal, Simmerman agreed to plead guilty to embezzlement and structuring transactions to evade reporting requirements.
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The retired US army general reached a plea deal with the Justice Department in March when he admitted his crimes.
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The North Carolina man accused of handcuffing and chaining an 11-year-old boy by his ankle to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck as punishment has rejected a plea deal.
Such a plea deal would allow the banks to pay a fine without having to face trials.
Mark Pearlstein, a former veteran federal prosecutor in Boston, said the timing of the plea deal is curious, coming about four months after Silva's arraignment and only two weeks before the start of Tsarnaev's trial.
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Judge Maurice Merten sentenced Zambrano to 41 months in prison, in accordance with a plea deal.
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In a plea deal, prosecutors accepted his not guilty plea to trying to lure two children aged nine and 10 to his home to play with a puppy.