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When to accept a plea bargain in a criminal case

A plea bargain refers to the process of negotiation between a defense lawyer and the prosecution. Both the defense lawyer and the prosecution are able to initiate these negotiations, which then the defendant must accept or reject. During a typical plea bargaining process the defendant pleads guilty to either a lesser charge or only one charge (when facing several). Accepting a plea bargain is beneficial because the costs of a trial are avoided. However, deciding when to accept a plea bargain can be tricky.

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