Running Head: PLEA BARGAINING 1 Plea Bargaining Student’s Name University Affiliation
PLEA BARGAINING 2 Plea Bargaining Role as a prosecutor To avoid wasting too much time on the case by taking the case all the way to trial, the plea offer that I would give Mario is to plead guilty to charges of driving under influence (DUI) and also for drug possession that is methamphetamine and in return his sentence will be reduced to 6 months, $500 fine, 3 months drug education and 6 months suspension of driving licence. The main factor considered when making this plea is the fact Mario is obviously guilty of the two crimes. First, he had methamphetamine which is considered an illegal drug in the United States. The laws that govern the possession of narcotics such as methamphetamine in the United States are very strict. With such kind of a crime alone it is possible for Mario to serve a maximum jail term of up to five years in prison, a hefty fine of up to $25000, losing the driver’s license and also being subject to compulsory drug education and rehabilitation (Scheb & Scheb, 2014). Second, Mario obviously had too much to drink before driving. The 0.08 and 0.09 blood alcohol level recorded is a very high level of alcohol content. In the United States when an
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- Spring '15
- Business, criminal law, Mario, Alcohol law