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  Plea bargain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Plea bargaining is a significant part of the criminal justice system in the United States—the vast majority of criminal cases in the United States are settled by plea bargain rather than by a jury trial.
Plea bargains are subject to the approval of the court.
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 Hexapedia - Plea bargain (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.georgetown.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Generally, a plea bargain alows the parties to agree on the outcome and settle the pending charge.
Plea bargaining is a significant part of the criminal justice system in the United States — the vast majority of criminal cases in the United States are settled by plea bargain rather than by a jury trial.
Plea Bargaining also allows prosecutors to settle cases without forcing a victim to endure a lengthy court process or having to testify in a jury trial.
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 Plea Bargains - Findlaw for the Public -
For both the government and the defendant, the decision to enter into (or not enter into) a plea bargain may be based on the seriousness of the alleged crime, the strength of the evidence in the case, and the prospects of a guilty verdict at trial.
Plea bargains are generally encouraged by the court system, and have become something of a necessity due to overburdened criminal court calendars and overcrowded jails.
To illustrate how a "plea bargain" might be reached in a criminal case: suppose Dan is arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault/battery, based on his alleged use of a baseball bat in a street fight.
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 Lionel Tate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tate's mother, a Florida State highway patrol trooper, had turned down a plea bargain arrangement which would have allowed Tate to serve a three-year term for second-degree murder and insisted on going to trial on hopes of an acquittal.
On September 3, 2004, Tate was arrested for violating the terms of his plea bargain when he was found out of his house and carrying a four-inch knife.
On March 1, 2006, Tate accepted a plea bargain and will be sentenced to 10-30 years imprisonment in a sentencing hearing in April 2006.
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 Plea Bargain
A plea bargain is an agreement in a criminal case in which a prosecutor and a defendant arrange to settle the case against the...
Plea bargain..A plea bargain is an agreement in a.....areas of the United States are settled by plea bargain rather than by a jury trial.
Under a plea bargain that reduced her charges from assault and reckless endangerment, Courtney Love pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for hitting a man in the head with a microphone...
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 Plea bargain at opensource encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.georgetown.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A plea bargain is an agreement in a criminal case where a prosecutor and a defendant arrange to end the case against the defendant.
Plea bargaining is an essential part of the criminal justice system in the United States in that the vast majority of felony criminal cases in urban areas of the United States are settled by plea bargain rather than by a jury trial.
It has been argued that the American criminal justice system would simply cease to function without plea bargaining, and that it forms a framework wherein the accused and his accusers can reach an agreement which settles the case once and for all, in what is hoped will be a spirit of fairness.
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 Plea Bargain For Attempted Burglary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
...three convictions for third-degree burglary, one in 1964,another in 1966, and the third in 1969;13 a fourth.....retained discretion to plea bargain or not invoke the recidivist..statute...
plea without the benefit of any plea bargain, the imposition of a...
The State and courts allowed my son Raymond to plea bargain to conspiracy to murder and to attempted burglary, with each carrying a 7-1/2 and 15 year sentence respectively, and to run...
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 I've Been Offered a Plea Bargain
Plea Bargaining Strategies is a major chapter in Busted by The Feds because it is such a minefield full of traps for the unwary defendant.
And sadly, in the area of plea bargains there are unscrupulous lawyers who actually work against their client's interests in order to make some easy money.
Most bad plea bargains come about because the defendant lets himself be pressured into making a decision without enough information and because he fears getting a sentence that is actually much higher than the guidelines would allow.
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 Plea Bargain definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An element of a bargain is usually that the defendant divulges certain information such as where stolen goods are located, the names of other participants in the crime, or an admission of committing other crimes, such as a string of burglaries.
Before accepting the plea, the judge must agree to the plea bargain’s result.
A bargain may be struck out of a desire to reduce the number of trials, danger to the defendant of a long term in prison if convicted after trial and the ability to get information on criminal activity from the defendant.
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Sometimes one element of the bargain is that the defendant reveal information such as location of stolen goods, names of others participating in the crime or admission of other crimes (such as a string of burglaries).
Reasons for the bargain include a desire to cut down on the number of trials, danger to the defendant of a long term in prison if convicted after trial and the ability to get information on criminal activity from the defendant.
Public antipathy to plea bargaining has led to some state statutes prohibiting the practice, but informal discussions can get around the ban.
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 Plea Bargain -- resources
In a plea bargain, the defendant agrees to plead guilty, usually to a lesser...
A plea agreement for a 2003 murder case was rejected yesterday in the Superior Court of Guam.
Tracey Dyess agreed to a plea bargain Tuesday and was sentenced to...
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 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Plea Bargain
The plea bargain was arranged at the end of a trial in which jurors had begun deliberating a first-degree murder charge that could have sent Bagley to death row.
McCallum complained that the plea bargain had been a done deal before the family knew about it, and he was sharply critical of Cates, saying the judge had his mind made up before the hearing and had to be reminded that the victim's family wished to speak...
The pleas came suddenly and surprisingly because their trial was scheduled to begin in two weeks and because they apparently did not involve a plea bargain...
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 Plea bargain - definition of Plea bargain in Encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.georgetown.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Plea bargain - definition of Plea bargain in Encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.georgetown.edu)
In other cases, a defendant may be culpable in one criminal matter, but have information which would help in prosecuting a broader or more significant matter.
Most jurisdictions, however, do not have enough judges, prosecutors or courtrooms to try every criminal case before a jury within six months.
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 Plea Bargaining
The plea bargain was a prosecutorial tool used only episodically before the 19th century.
plea bargaining was limited to those rare cases in which prosecutors could unilaterally dictate a defendant's sentence.
Defenders of American-style plea bargaining point out that its utility is proved by other countries' increasingly explicit adoption of the U.S. model.
www.truthinjustice.org /bargaining.htm   (1217 words)

  
 Plea Bargain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A plea bargain is an agreement in a criminal case where a prosecutor and adefendant arrange to end the case against the defendant.
Sometimes a simple plea bargain is not what it appears to be, as criminal defense attorney Darcy Cole...
Wichita prosecutors said they will not consider a plea bargain for Dennis Rader, the man accused of being the BTK serial killer who terrorized the community with a series of murders in the...
www.yourbargainsite.com /plea-bargain.html   (236 words)

  
 Enron Developments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the criminal case, Fastow is negotiating a plea bargain deal that could send him to prison for 10 years, said sources familiar with the matter.
The decision marks a setback for federal prosecutors, who were counting on a plea agreement with Lea Fastow in order to move forward with a potential guilty plea by her husband, Andrew Fastow, the former financial mastermind of Enron.
The collapse of the pleas was seen as keeping the pressure on prosecutors to nab the top Enron managers who are often blamed for the once high-flying company's 2001 collapse amid charges of accounting fraud and bogus energy dealing.
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 Macomb Daily : Plea bargain, insanity plea both unlikely in school stabbing 12/21/04
A 16-year-old who stabbed his former girlfriend inside Romeo High School will face an attempted murder charge as his defense attorney and an assistant prosecutor said a plea bargain or an insanity defense are unlikely.
Friends of Schorling who are testifying for the prosecution described him carrying a knife before the attack and saying he was the attacker as he fled.
Kaplan said a plea bargain is not a consideration in the case and Schorling must go to trial or plead guilty.
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 Court TV Online - T R I A L S - MATTHEW SHEPARD MURDER TRIAL
Given the defense's admission during jury selection that the victim's blood was on Henderson's jacket and that he drove the truck into which Shepard was lured, the plea bargain may have been the defendant's best chance to avoid the death penalty.
In the hours leading to Henderson's plea bargain, a dozen young people dressed as angels with white sheets and wings clashed with anti-gay demonstrators outside the Laramie courthouse.
Henderson's plea came as jury selection in his case was about to reach a conclusion.
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 Houston's Clear Thinkers: Causey plea deal expected today
The plea deal hedges Causey's risk of an effective life sentence if he were to stand trial and be found guilty on 36 criminal counts in the Task Force's legacy case against Causey and his co-defendants, former Enron chairman Ken Lay and former CEO Jeff Skilling.
In fact, the plea could actually work to simplify the defense of the remaining two defendants by shifting the focus of the trial away from technical accounting issues over which neither Lay nor Skilling had primary responsibility.
The most probable immediate impact of the plea deal is that the Lay and Skilling defense teams will request a delay of the beginning of the now-scheduled January 17, 2006 trial and renew their request that the trial be moved out of Houston.
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 NPA: No plea bargain plans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
National prosecuting authority spokesperson Makhosini Nkosi said he was not aware of any intention by the State to initiate a plea bargain process with Zuma.
For a plea bargain to be offered, a number of conditions had to be met, he explained.
Were it to receive a proposal on a possible plea bargain, the NPA said in a statement, this would be considered "on its own merits and in accordance with the relevant policies and legislation".
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 You Will Need A Lawyer
If you plead guilty, accept a plea bargain, or plead no contest to any of the charges against you, the conviction will be virtually impossible to change when you finally discover the horrendous and deleterious effects this has on your life.
Also note that if you accept a plea bargain that is an admission of guilt and you surrender your right to appeal.
A plea bargain is an easy victory for the prosecutor and saves incompetent and dishonest attorneys the time and effort of preparing for trial even though (s)he still collects their fee.
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 Plea bargain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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Milan, 22 April: Paolo Berlusconi, the brother of Premier Silvio Berlusconi, and some 30 other defendants today asked to plea bargain corruption charges, offering to pay some 52 million euros in damages to local authorities in the north.
Paolo Berlusconi was a partner in Simec until November 1995 and is accused of overcharging Milan city council and the region of Lombardy for the disposal of local waste from 1992 until his departure.
At the preliminary hearing this morning, Berlusconi's lawyer said his client would plea bargain the charges to a jail term that could be suspended and the payment of 52 million euros to Milan city council, the regional government of Lombardy and several other local city councils.
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 Metro/Regional News - Hayat agrees to plea deal - sacbee.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The bombshell plea deal came days before a second trial of Hayat on the terrorist-related charges was scheduled to begin.
Under the terms of Wednesday's plea bargain, those charges will be dismissed at Hayat's Aug. 18 sentencing and he will serve no more time behind bars.
The overall reaction of the Muslim community to the plea agreement was one of relief.
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 The Left Coaster: Treasongate and Judith Miller - Plea Bargain (or) A Bargain?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Treasongate and Judith Miller - Plea Bargain (or) A Bargain?
After all, it's a clear bargain to retain the myth of "martyr" and testify to the whole truth and nothing but the truth, rather than to face the long arm of the law for less than stellar behavior.
Miller may have gotten a last chance to turn her "plea bargain" into a "bargain" - a chance to walk into the sunset claiming to a First Amendment "martyr" while testifying to the truth.
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