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mittijalebi

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A plea bargain is an agreement in a criminal case in which a prosecutor and a defendant arrange to settle the case against the defendant. The defendant agrees to pleadguilty or no contest (and often allocute) in exchange for some agreement from the prosecutor as to the punishment. A plea bargain can also include the prosecutor agreeing to charge a lesser crime (also called reducing the charges), and dismissing some of the charges against the defendant.

What do you guys think..........are plea bargains an effective and ethical way to get defendants to admit their crimes or are they a deal with the devil?

 



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Posted: 29 June 2007 at 1:14pm | IP Logged
aww man, and here i thought i had a fresh new topic! i guess you can close this mods. Cry

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Posted: 29 June 2007 at 1:52pm | IP Logged
why close it dear?
I don't favour such bargains. IMO, this is often how rich / influential people get away with crime Embarrassed I don't understand law much and am not sure the reason why such a provision was made, hence will not say anything with authority :)

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dont know much abt law myself..but jus a question...are these under-hand agreements or public agreements?

either way i dont support it cuz it favors the rich and allows them to use their money/influence/connections to get away with crimes. Law should be about giving everyone an equal opportunity to be trialed. wrongdoers should be punished and there shouldnt be exceptions

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Posted: 29 June 2007 at 2:52pm | IP Logged
TFS gauri :) I also wonder what Priy has to say Smile

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Posted: 29 June 2007 at 3:30pm | IP Logged
LOL Gauri ji !! @ ur encounters on road LOL LOL
I am all for such pleas too dear ROFL
LOL @ did not suck up to the cop LOL..

I plead guilty to the cop, especially the cute ones, and promise never never to speed EVER EVER unless my foot is for some reason on accelerator again Tongue

These are ofcourse minor crimes we speak of Embarrassed, hence its okay, as you said! TFS funny anecdote.

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