Plea Bargain Definition
A plea bargain is an agreement between the prosecutor and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to pA plea bargain is an agreement between the prosecutor and the defendant. The defendant agrees to plead guilty or no contest to a lesser charge in exchange for a lighter sentence or the dismissal of other charges. In some jurisdictions, prosecutors can include binding sentence agreements in a plea bargain. Although judges have the authority to reject plea bargains that are not in the interest of justice, this power is rarely exercised.
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