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Plea-bargaining means pleading guilty to a lesser charge the practice of arranging with the prosecution and sometimes a judge for a defendant to plead guilty to a less serious charge rather than be tried for a more serious one Dont criminal defendants have the right to plea bargain every case Absolutely not A defendant has the right either to plead guilty to the entire indictment or to demand a trial Plea bargaining requires the courts permission and the district attorneys consent The Pros of plea bargaining are 1 plea bargaining saves taxpayers an enormous amount of money 2 It often provides the evidence for a conviction and allows public defenders and other court officials to concentrate their limited resources on more important or difficult cases 3 without plea bargaining many criminals would never be punished for their crimes at all 4 Without plea bargaining the courts could not function unless there were drastic increases in budget allowance The courts are at present full and running over and if all the cases were to be tried the courts budgets would have to be increased 5 For a judge the primary incentive for accepting a plea bargain is to move along a crowded calendar Most judges simply dont have time to try every case that comes through the door Judges often reason that using plea bargains to process out offenders who are not likely to do much jail time leads to fewer problems with overcrowding 6 Plea bargains tend to lighten everyones caseload Because plea bargains are much quicker and require less work than trials they are also easier on the prosecutors budget 7 an assured conviction No matter how strong the evidence no case is ever a slam dunk The prosecution may wage a long expensive and valiant battle and still lose the case 8 Plea bargains also give prosecutors flexibility For instance they can offer a deal to someone whom though guilty has
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