Guilty, Your Honour: The Good & the Bad of a Plea Bargain

A plea bargain is a negotiation between a defendant and a prosecutor where the defendant pleads guilty to a crime, and which may or may not involve a judge. Confessing your crimes to a prosecutor or a judge could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the nature of your case. From a judge’s point of view, there is no downside. In fact, your actions help to ease the court’s workload by preventing the lengthy...

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