plea bargain

Definition of "plea bargain"
  1. A negotiation in criminal cases where the defendant pleads guilty to a less severe crime or fewer charges to receive a shorter sentence, ensuring the prosecution secures a conviction and the judge can proceed to other cases
How to use "plea bargain" in a sentence
  1. To minimize his risk, the defendant entered into a plea bargain.
  2. A plea bargain was negotiated to arrive at a lesser sentence and expedite the judicial process.
  3. The prosecutor decided to offer a plea bargain to ensure a conviction.

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