UMCP Discretional Justice Trial Penalty Discussion

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What is meant by the term "trial penalty/jury tax?"

Based on research, do you think defendants convicted after trial tend to be sentenced more severely than defendants who enter into a plea bargain with the prosecuting attorney? Please cite all relevant evidence in composing your answer.


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Trial penalty overview
The Jury tax defines the amount mainly paid by the court to the judicial offers in a
judicial selection process (Johnson, 2019). This is a concept that the most common actors have
widely accepted in the criminal justice system due to its key impacts. The notion behind this
decision is that the defendants get a longer sentence during the trial process compared to the
sentence they could have received through the plea bargaining process. Jury tax relies based on
the daily services offered to the court. The court must therefore be disclosed in the annual
taxable earnings for all tax-related purposes. The amount collected from the fines that the
defendants and other suspects have to pay in a court preceding is useful in meeting all the needs
of the criminal justice system.
Why the defendants convicted after trial tend to be sentenced more severely than
defendants who enter into a plea bargain with the prosecuting attorney

In the court system, the prosecutor attorney may decide to take any a...


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