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  • Plea Bargaining Advantages

    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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  • Plea Bargaining

    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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  • Plea Bargains In Law Enforcement

    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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  • Case Study Of Adult Plea Court Cases

    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 Bargain Case

    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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  • Plea Bargain Advantages

    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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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Plea Bargain

    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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  • Role Of Coercion In Plea Bargains

    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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  • Plea Bargaining And Due Process Analysis

    capricious” (Neubauer & Fradella, 2014, p. 38). A plea bargain, “a process through which a defendant is pleads guilty to a criminal charge with the expectation of receiving some consideration from the state” (Neubauer & Fradella, 2014, p. 309). It’s an offer made to individuals who are facing charges and/or sentencing that may reduce the amount of time they would serve upon conviction. It is what it implies, it’s a deal. You’re looking at…

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  • Plea Bargaining In The Criminal Justice System

    The Nature of Plea Bargaining in the American Criminal Justice System Many conceptualize the American criminal justice system as consisting of trials where prosecutors and defense attorneys argue over the defendant’s innocence. However, the truth is that the traditional court norm of a full-fledged trial is becoming increasingly rare as time goes on. As the population grows, more court cases will naturally enter the court system. However, with only a miniscule amount of judges to preside over…

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