Plea bargaining between the defense attorney and the prosecutor

Plea bargaining between the defense attorney and the prosecutor

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Plea bargaining  between the defense attorney and the prosecutor. Usually, in plea  bargaining, the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a charge reduction or  sentence reduction.  Trial/adjudication of guilt  by a judge or jury, with a prosecutor and a defense attorney  participating. A trial is held before a judge or jury. The standard of evidence for a criminal  conviction is  guilt beyond a reasonable doubt —less than 100 percent certainty but more  than high probability. If there is doubt based on reason, the accused is entitled to be  acquitted.  Sentencing  by a judge. If the accused is found guilty, a judge metes out a sentence.  Possible sentences include a fine, probation, a period of incarceration in a correctional  institution, such as a jail or prison, or some combination of supervision in the community and  incarceration. 
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