• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Plea Bargains

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Plea Bargains [Name of the writer] [Name of the institution] Plea Bargains L?t u? b?gin by d?fining pl?a bargaining. Pl?a bargaining i? an ??ttl?m?nt b?tw??n th? d?f?ndant and th? pr???cut?r, and p?rmitt?d by th? c?urt judg?, in which th? d?f?ndant pl?ad? guilty ?r n? c?nt??t in ?rd?r t? hav? charg?? dr?pp?d, d?cr?a??d t? a crim? ?f l??? ??v?rity, ?r th? ??nt?nc? d?cr?a??d a? b??t a? th? thr?? ?id?? can b? in agr??m?nt up?n. Th?r? ar? f?ur diff?r?nt typ?? ?f pl?a bargain?: (1.) Charg? Bargaining, which i? wh?n th? d?f?ndant pl?ad? guilty t? a l??? ??v?r? crim? than initially ?nf?rc?d; (2.) C?urt Bargaining, which i? wh?n th? d?f?ndant pl?ad? guilty t? a ?mall?r numb?r ?f charg?; (3.) ??nt?nc? Bargaining, which i? wh?n th? d?f?ndant pl?ad? guilty und?r?tanding what th? judgm?nt t? b? giv?n will b?; (4.) Fact Bargaining, which i? wh?n th? d?f?ndant c?nf????? t? ?p?cific fact?, in ?xchang? f?r a d?al fr?m th? pr???cuti?n t? n?t pr???nt ?th?r ?p?cific fact? int? ?vid?nc?. My an?w?r a? t? wh?th?r ?r n?t th? natur? ?f a crim? ?h?uld aff?ct a d?f?ndant'? ?pp?rtunity t? pl?a bargain i?, n?, it ?h?uld n?t R?gardl??? ?f th? natur? ?f th? crim? ?ach and ?v?ry d?f?ndant ha? right? and d???rv?? a fair chanc?. Wh?th?r ?r n?t th? d?f?ndant tak?? th? ...read more.

Middle

t? i??u? at hand. Taking a ca?? t? trial can b?, and in m??t ca??? i?, a v?ry l?ngthy and ?tr???ful pr?c???. Taking th? ?ff?r?d pl?a bargain can r???lv? th? matt?r much m?r? quickly and l??? ?tr???fully. F?urth, pl?a bargaining c?uld al?? b?n?fit th? d?f?ndant by r??ulting in him/h?r having f?w?r ?r ?v?n l??? ??v?r? ?ff?n??? ?n hi?/h?r p?rman?nt r?c?rd. If th? d?f?ndant w?r? t? pl?ad guilty, ?r n? c?nt??t, in ?xchang? f?r a l??? ??v?r? charg?, ?r ?v?n a l?w?r ??nt?nc?, it w?uld l??k ?ignificantly b?tt?r ?n hi?/h?r p?rman?nt r?c?rd than any p???ibl? c?nvicti?n? r??ulting fr?m a trail. F?r ?xampl?, if a d?f?ndant ha? b??n charg?d with driving und?r th? influ?nc?, and h?/?h? t??k a pl?a bargain t? l?w?r th? charg? t? r?ckl??? driving, any futur? ??c?nd ?ff?n?? f?r driving und?r th? influ?nc? might n?t b? inv?lv? any jail tim? in th? ??nt?ncing. A fifth b?n?fit t? pl?a bargaining f?r th? d?f?ndant i? th? p???ibl? ability t? maintain c?rtain privil?g? lic?n??? ?r right?, Lik? th? right t? v?t? ?r ?wn a fir?arm, f?r in?tanc?. B?ing c?nvict?d ?f a f?l?ny r?v?k?? th??? privil?g?d right?. Al??, a f?l?ny c?nvicti?n c?uld b? u??d t? di?cr?dit th? d?f?ndant a? a witn??? t? t??tify f?r ?r again?t a d?f?ndant in an?th?r ca??. Al??, a ?ixth b?n?fit in pl?a bargaining f?r th? ...read more.

Conclusion

ha? th? final w?rd. If th? judg? d??? n?t appr?v? th? pl?a bargain, th? d?f?ndant'? ca?? w?uld th?n g? t? trail, and h?/?h? w?uld hav? a l?ng ?tr???ful pr?c??? ah?ad ?f him/h?r, and ?h?uld d?finit?ly l??k int? hiring a lawy?r. An?th?r di?advantag? t? pl?a bargaining f?r th? d?f?ndant i? that aft?r h?/?h? ?ign? an agr??m?nt t? th? pl?a bargain and agr??? t? pl?ad guilty, h?/?h? th?n l???? hi?/h?r ?pp?rtunity f?r an app?al at a lat?r dat?. ??, if th? d?f?ndant d??? n?t lik? th? final ??nt?nc? carri?d ?ut by th? judg?, h?/?h? i? ?tuck. Al??, ?n? la?t di?advantag? t? pl?a bargain? i? t? th? victim? ?r t? th? famili?? ?f th? victim?. Wh?n a pl?a bargain i? tak?n, th? d?f?ndant typically will b? ??nt?nc?d t? littl? ?r n? jail tim?, l?aving th? victim? ?r th? famili?? ?f th? victim? t? f??l lik? ju?tic? ha? n?t b??n ??rv?d. In c?nclu?i?n, I d? n?t b?li?v? that th? natur? ?f th? crim? ?h?uld hav? an aff?ct ?n th? d?f?ndant'? ?pp?rtunity t? pl?a bargain. ?v?n th?ugh th?r? ar? ??m? di?advantag??, th?r? ar? far m?r? advantag?? and th? advantag?? d?finit?ly ?ut w?igh th? di?advantag??. A pl?a bargain i? alway? pr?par?d in acc?rdanc? t? th? natur? and t?rm? ?f th? crim? c?mmitt?d. A? ?tat?d b?f?r?, th?r? ar? far t?? many b?n?fit? t? pl?a bargaining n?t ?nly t? th? d?f?ndant but al?? t? th? judg? and pr???cut?r? a? w?ll. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Law of Contract section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Law of Contract essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Contract Law - Offer And Acceptance

    3 star(s)

    The offeree is not liable if he did not make any order (otherwise, expressly or by necessary implication indicated in his invitation for tender that he would do so)25 - once order has been placed, the offeror is bound to fulfill it * Whether ha can withdraw before an order

  2. Four ways in which a contract may be discharged.

    The plaintiff was injured in an accident. Interfoto Picture Library Ltd v Stiletto Visual Programmes Ltd. [1989] QB 433. The defendants had not previously dealt with the claimants. They ordered photographic transparencies from them and were sent 47 plus a delivery note that contained conditions including one that stated that

  1. I have been asked to advise a client on considering contracting with a building ...

    you would physically do the action for example if you have a job you would turn up at the job this is an action. The case of Carclill V Smokeball Co 1893 expresses acceptance in words and action as I will explain.

  2. Case Analysis: Christine Brooks v. Cooke County Hospital District

    reporting illegal activity, (3) exercising legal rights, and (4) performing public duties.2 Brooks could claim a breach of contract against CCHD. In order to substantiate her claim Brooks will need to provide evidence for the following: o A legally enforceable contract existed between her and CCHD, and o Some terms of the contract had been breached.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work