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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.

plea-bargain

vb (intr)
(Law) law to make an agreement between the prosecution and defence, sometimes including the judge, in which the accused agrees to plead guilty to a lesser charge in return for more serious charges being dropped

plea′-bar`gain



v.i.
1. to engage in plea bargaining.
n.
2. the agreement arrived at as a result of plea bargaining.
[1965–70]
plea′-bar`gain•er, n.

plea-bargain


Past participle: plea-bargained
Gerund: plea-bargaining

Imperative
plea-bargain
plea-bargain
Present
I plea-bargain
you plea-bargain
he/she/it plea-bargains
we plea-bargain
you plea-bargain
they plea-bargain
Preterite
I plea-bargained
you plea-bargained
he/she/it plea-bargained
we plea-bargained
you plea-bargained
they plea-bargained
Present Continuous
I am plea-bargaining
you are plea-bargaining
he/she/it is plea-bargaining
we are plea-bargaining
you are plea-bargaining
they are plea-bargaining
Present Perfect
I have plea-bargained
you have plea-bargained
he/she/it has plea-bargained
we have plea-bargained
you have plea-bargained
they have plea-bargained
Past Continuous
I was plea-bargaining
you were plea-bargaining
he/she/it was plea-bargaining
we were plea-bargaining
you were plea-bargaining
they were plea-bargaining
Past Perfect
I had plea-bargained
you had plea-bargained
he/she/it had plea-bargained
we had plea-bargained
you had plea-bargained
they had plea-bargained
Future
I will plea-bargain
you will plea-bargain
he/she/it will plea-bargain
we will plea-bargain
you will plea-bargain
they will plea-bargain
Future Perfect
I will have plea-bargained
you will have plea-bargained
he/she/it will have plea-bargained
we will have plea-bargained
you will have plea-bargained
they will have plea-bargained
Future Continuous
I will be plea-bargaining
you will be plea-bargaining
he/she/it will be plea-bargaining
we will be plea-bargaining
you will be plea-bargaining
they will be plea-bargaining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been plea-bargaining
you have been plea-bargaining
he/she/it has been plea-bargaining
we have been plea-bargaining
you have been plea-bargaining
they have been plea-bargaining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been plea-bargaining
you will have been plea-bargaining
he/she/it will have been plea-bargaining
we will have been plea-bargaining
you will have been plea-bargaining
they will have been plea-bargaining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been plea-bargaining
you had been plea-bargaining
he/she/it had been plea-bargaining
we had been plea-bargaining
you had been plea-bargaining
they had been plea-bargaining
Conditional
I would plea-bargain
you would plea-bargain
he/she/it would plea-bargain
we would plea-bargain
you would plea-bargain
they would plea-bargain
Past Conditional
I would have plea-bargained
you would have plea-bargained
he/she/it would have plea-bargained
we would have plea-bargained
you would have plea-bargained
they would have plea-bargained
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.plea-bargain - agree to plead guilty in return for a lesser charge; "If he plea-bargains, he will be sent to a medium-security prison for 8 years"
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"
agree - consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something; "She agreed to all my conditions"; "He agreed to leave her alone"
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Despite its significance, the plea-bargaining clashes and cooperation within the prosecution team have received little attention from scholars, legislators, or judges.
dissenting) (noting the "serious difficulties that will be created by constitutionalization of the plea-bargaining process").
Under Section 23 of the Dangerous Drugs Act, 'any person charged under any provision of [the Dangerous Drugs Act] regardless of the imposable penalty shall not be allowed to avail of the provision on plea-bargaining.
Stephanos Bibas, Regulating the Plea-Bargaining Market: From Caveat Emptor to Consumer Protection, 99 Calif.
Creating defined tiers of plea bargaining in which more information could inform decisions of whether to attach more severe collateral consequences could not only reduce overbroad consequences of convictions but also add accuracy to the plea-bargaining process upon which our criminal justice system now almost entirely depends.
2) Recently, the issue of the right to effective assistance of counsel during the plea-bargaining process was raised twice before the Supreme Court of the United States, bringing the process to the forefront of national attention.
petition claiming ineffective assistance in the plea-bargaining process.
32) See Stephanos Bibas, Regulating the Plea-Bargaining Market:
105) And they feared that this decision would create an unnecessary and burdensome "constitutionalization of the plea-bargaining process.
Shadow-of-trial scholarship assumes that defendants' culpability has no bearing on plea-bargaining behavior beyond the effect that culpability already exerts on the probability of conviction.
35) Similarly, based on her analysis of the origin and development of prosecutorial discretion in the United States ('US'), Krauss observes that, '[t]oday, plea-bargaining and prosecutorial discretion determine the outcome of the vast majority of criminal cases.
Lord Woolf's plan will lead to plea-bargaining and plea-bargaining leads to lazy policing, slapdash evidence, summary court hearings and iffy justice.