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Unformatted text preview: not carry jail time. In cases such as a car accident when there is a potential for civil liability against the defendant, the defendant may agree to plead no contest or "guilty with a civil reservation," which essentially is a guilty plea without admitting civil liability. 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, and different States and jurisdictions have different rules....
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2009 for the course CC1024D CC1024D taught by Professor Unknown during the Summer '09 term at Everest University.
- Summer '09