Plea bargaining

Plea bargaining,

Definition of Plea bargaining:

  1. An arrangement between a prosecutor and a defendant whereby the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge in the expectation of leniency.

  2. Agreement between the prosecuting and defense attorneys to resolve a case without trial. Under this arrangement, the accused party changes its plea from not guilty to guilty or agrees to testify against an accomplice, in exchange for a less severe punishment or dismissal of some charges. The court and the accused, however, must approve any such settlement.

How to use Plea bargaining in a sentence?

  1. The guilty plea procedure is sometimes the result of plea-bargaining between the prosecution and defence counsel.
  2. The defense attorney engaged in plea bargaining to do everything he could for his client but that action was only partially successful.
  3. I did not want to go to court and receive a sentence, so I looked into what plea bargaining was and decided to go that route.
  4. The accused asked their attorney to pursue any plea bargaining with the court on their behalf to keep from going to trial.

Meaning of Plea bargaining & Plea bargaining Definition