University of Colorado Plea Bargaining Discussion

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

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I’m working on a Law exercise and need support.

Plea bargaining is a common practice in every criminal court in the United States. One of the strangest concepts is that the prosecutor enters into an agreement with the defense counsel for the accused. In exchange for a guilty plea, the defendant will receive a fixed punishment that both parties agree on. However, judges often hand down sentences that go against the plea bargain if they disagree with the severity of the sentence (or in their opinion, lack thereof). Typically, the parties inform the judge of the plea bargain prior to the judge imposing the sentence.

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

  • What are the major reasons for plea bargaining? Explain.
    • Do you believe that these are all valid reasons? Why or why not? Explain in detail.
  • Is plea bargaining a fair concept to all concerned? Why or why not? Explain.
  • How do you think plea bargaining conflicts with mandatory sentences? Explain.
  • What do you think are the most significant problems regarding plea bargaining? Explain.

400-600 words

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Plea Bargaining



A plea bargain is an agreement that is made between the persecutor and the defendant,
and the defendant accepts to plead guilty. In such a case, the defendant pleads guilty, having
signed a concession with the prosecutor. The defendant can agree to do this to receive more
lenient sentencing or to cut short a long case in the court (Miceli, 2019). There are different types
of plea bargain; Count, sentence, and charge bargaining. This paper seeks to explain more about
plea bargaining.
Reasons for plea bargaining
A defendant can plead guilty voluntarily to avoid the lengthy case, cost of the case, or
avoid the publicity that might happen to result in tarnishing his name, especially if he is a
celebrity. Lea bargaining happens to be a very private issue that no one comes to know about it
apart from the prosecutor and the defendant, as well as the judge (Rotaru, 2019). The prosecutors
get to save the...

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