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    Plea Bargaining Advantages

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    Plea bargaining is an agreement made between the prosecution and the defense that allows the defendant to receive a lesser charge for their crimes if they plead guilty. The prosecution often offers the defendant a reduced sentence. Most of the time, “the defendant agrees to plead guilty in order to avoid a trial and a more severe sentence” (Rennison and Dodge 204). When the defendant agrees to a plea bargain they agree to give up some of their constitutional rights including, the right to a jury and the right to appeal their case. In the American legal system, plea bargaining is very popular and is used to resolve around 90% of criminal cases (Plea Bargains: In Depth). The Rennison and Dodge textbook stated, “In 2006, 94% of felony criminal offenders pleaded guilty and were sentenced by a judge” (Rennison and Dodge 204). There are many benefits that the use of plea bargaining brings to the…

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    The plea bargaining process is a negotiation between two parties to give information for a lessened sentence. A prosecutor will offer the defendant either a lessened sentence, dropped charge, or recommend a certain charge to the judge. In return, the defendant either pleads guilty or no contest. Plea bargaining is used often because people want to spend less time for their crime. With DNA and all the new ways to get evidence, there is a good chance of proving someone did the crime. A lot of…

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    Plea Bargaining

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    PLEA BARGAINING’S LACK OF FORMAL PROCESS Additionally, plea negotiations lack a formal process, where unrestricted prosecutorial discretion coupled with minimal judicial oversight gives rise to inconsistent sentencing and a non-transparent system. In the current system, prosecutors have almost unlimited discretion which can lead to overcharging, where the accused may face “duplicate charges for single acts or crimes charged at higher degrees than the evidence can reasonably support” (Work,…

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    Being in law enforcement for several years I come across several suspects and defendants who expresses the criminal justice process moves like a snail and is always unpredictable. Imagine if a significant amount of cases was going to trial instead of over 90% of felony cases are plea bargained (Bohm, R., Haley, K.,n.d). Nevertheless, there are three types of plea bargains and prosecutors tend to have factors to decide if the plea bargain is in the best interest or what’s the better plea…

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    I have observed a few cases in the adult plea court, and while some cases were quick and short, only one was long. Even though there were various of cases that were dealing with different types of crimes, I saw that the legal system was still fair with their decisions towards the accused. A small case that occurred was R v. Stanley and the type of case was assault which is under section 265.1(a) in the criminal code. The name of the accused was Alloq Stanley, the crown 's name was Mr. Humphrey…

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    Plea Bargaining is a type of negotiation in which a defendant and prosecutor, to plea guilty and in return the guilty when get a reduction or dismissal of charges. My three arguments, in favor of the plea bargaining are, first it helps keep non dangerous criminals out of prison. This way there are more spaces to keep the real dangerous criminals behind bars. For example, if a male steals food from a liquor store, he should be given community services, pay a fine or locked up for at a month,…

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    Plea Bargain Advantages

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    A plea bargain is when the defendant in a criminal trial agrees to plead guilty in the exchange of a lesser sentence or to have other charges dropped. In theory, a plea bargain is a way to speed up the courtroom process. When applied correctly plea bargains are excellent tools within the criminal justice system. Incorrectly used judgment is cast down from those outside of the criminal justice system. Thus, it is imperative that all actors in the criminal justice and court systems use plea…

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    Plea Bargain Case

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    The Legal system can be incus lice of a Plea bargain. A plea bargain is an agreement reached between the prosecutor and defendant, where the defendant agrees to plead hilt, in return for something beneficial to the defendant, such as a reduced sentence. (Plea Bargain) This essay will include a plea offer from the procurer’s office, a counter offer from the defense council, and discuss the role of the Judge in plea bargain cases. It will also include what factors contributed to the plea offer and…

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    justice system is plea bargaining. According to Jus 505 lecture (2011), a plea bargain is when a defendant pleads guilty to their offence to receive a less harsh punishment. There has been much controversy over this procedure due to its ethical and legal implications. In a very controversial case, Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v. Ruiz, 536 U.S. 622 (2002), it was expressed that to receive a plea agreement, the defendant waives the right to know all evidence against him. This…

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    The use of coercion in plea bargains is constitutional according to the Supreme Court. Since plea-bargains for drug courts involve a greater need of coercion than normal court process due to the limited options available, it is considered a leveraging power to help drug users take advantage of the necessary treatment provided. However, the excessive use of coercion has led to many drug offenders entering treatment that are considered understaffed and over capacity (Parsons & Wei, 2015). The…

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