Plea Bargain: Overview And Challenges

Plea bargain, also known as plea agreement or plea deal, refers to the pre-trial negotiation or agreement, in a criminal case, between the prosecutor and the defendant. Herein, the defendant, in exchange for some concession from the prosecutor, agrees to plead guilty or nolo contendere to a particular charge. In other words, ‘plea bargaining’ is a deal offered by the prosecution side in order to induce the accused to plead guilty. 

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