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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In addition, he determined that the prejudice prong requires showing that the defendant likely would have rejected the plea bargain but for the attorney error.
ISLAMABAD -- Despite facing a criticism on the plea bargain practice, the National Accountability Bureau has recovered Rs4 billion from 399 public servants in the last 17 years through plea deals, The Nation has learnt.
QUETTA -- National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday approved plea bargain petition of contractor Sohail Majeed in mega corruption case.
Commenting on plea bargain law, the DG said 'The bureau is not a laundry for the corrupt and plea bargain does not mean forgiveness'.
Drug offenders can now enter in plea bargain deals in their cases.
A plea bargain is an agreement reached between a prosecutor and a defendant in which the accused pleads guilty in return for a lighter sentence or for certain charges to be dropped.
Jerusalem/ PNN/ An Israeli court in Jerusalem on Sunday has charged Israeli border policeman with wrongful death for killing Palestinian teenager in 2014 reducing his sentence from manslaughter under a plea bargain.
if he thinks that the plea bargain is being done for reason [s] that aren't appropriate.
In the wake of severe criticism of accepting the plea bargain request of Mushtaq Ahmad Raisani, Balochistan's former finance secretary as well as Sohail Majeed Shah, the contractor and alleged front man of Khalid Langove, the former adviser to the chief minister of Balochistan for finance, the Chairman of NAB came out to defend his action, saying "such provisions exist in the laws of many countries and not only in Pakistan.
The plea bargain itself is announced in open court and becomes a matter of record only after agreement is reached.
Supreme Court's early decisions on plea bargaining approved a view that a plea bargain involved not just a stationhouse confession, but "more than a confession which admits that the accused did various acts.
It was reported in December that the terrorists' attorneys signed a plea bargain under which all five terrorists will confess to and be convicted of manslaughter, receive a prison sentence of 15 years and each will pay 30,000 shekels to the Biton family.