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Plea Bargains 1 Plea Bargains Garrett Veit Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Plea Bargains 2 Plea bargaining is now an everyday and expected part of each case in the judicial court system. To encourage an accused criminal to plead guilty, their charges are combined, reduced, or forgiven. Even though most people do not like the idea of plea bargaining, the court system uses it to keep the courts from being clogged with extended, drawn-out cases, when new ones are always coming in. When a person is accused of a crime, the prosecutor will try to come up with a plea bargain that gives both the state and the accused a fairly acceptable solution. “The practice of plea bargaining leads to what this Article calls de facto unilateral adjudication by the prosecution. In those cases, the prosecutor unilaterally decides who is innocent and guilty, and for which offense, by using coercive plea proposals. These coercive proposals make the defendant's guilty plea involuntary. In other instances plea bargaining results in what this Article terms de facto bilateral adjudication by the prosecution and defense.” (Rethinking Plea Bargaining, 2006). Every plea bargain is a little different.
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