Pros And Cons Of Plea Bargaining

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In our country, the judicial system, being fair and powerful is still very slow. It has always been very crowded. Since the courts are over crowded, prosecutor’s case-loads are over loaded and defendants wants to save time and money, as the result of which an informal and easy way of pre-trail bargaining came into play. Its is known as Plea-Bargaining. Plea Bargaining is defined as the agreement between the prosecutor and the defendant, whereby the defendant agrees to his or her guilt of crime that has been committed in return for some concession from the prosecutor. This means that the defendant pleads guilty for a less serious charge or to one of the serious charges, in return for the dismissal of other charges or the defendant will plead guilty to the original criminal charge in return for a lighter sentence. This process allows both parties to save their time by avoiding lengthy trails and also allow the defendant to avoid the risk of conviction at trial on more serious charge.

Plea bargaining is an agreement in a criminal case in which the prosecutor and the accused arrange to settle the case against the accused and it is also referred as plea-deal or copping a plea. The procedure of plea bargaining is very simple, it increases the efficiency of the courts and reduces the time and expense of the defendant. However, the critics of this procedure whine that this efficiency comes at the expense of justice.

There are two types of Plea Bargaining. Charge Bargain and
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