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Criminal Justice Trial by Plea Bargain After I finished this short reading it dramatically helped my understanding with how cases are dealt with by plea-bargaining Plea-bargaining is first a verbal agreement made usually between the defense attorney who is representing the defendant and the district attorney There are many different instances in which could occur Plea-bargaining is the most common of settlements in the court system today This helps cases move quickly and increases the judicial systems efficiency to be more responsive to cases This type of bargaining allows the defendant to plead guilty to the charges that he or she brought upon themselves for a lesser charge Emmelman believes that plea-bargaining is a trial within itself She believes that through the negotiations the defendant is put on trial This interaction is a negotiating technique used by defenders district attorneys and sometimes even judges These negotiations could be present once in a case which the defendant could settle and dismiss of further proceedings or this type of bargaining could be present throughout the case trying to receive a better deal if he or she was to plead guilty to the charge If there is no resolution that can be agreed upon then the case most likely would head to trial When a case is agreed upon for plea bargaining the defendant must appear in court to finalize this compromised negotiation The defenders goal is to eliminate as much harm as possible that is done to the defendant The defense attorneys look at all of the evidence and can then tell what position that their client sits in They never put a plea bargain out of sight because it could possibly be used in every case if the other party allows it When looking at a case the sentence is determined on three different categories that determine how severe the criminal will be punished There are two types of evaluations to look at when
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