A plea bargain is defined as an agreement in a case between the prosecutor and the defendant (as well as his or her attorney) where the prosecutor convinces the defendant to plead guilty to a lesser charge or to the original charge with a recommendation of a lighter sentence. A court proceeding is then avoided, as well as the possibility of being convicted of a greater charge.
There are basically three types of plea bargains –
1. Charge bargaining…used when a defendant pleads guilty to a less serious charge.
2. Count bargaining…used when someone pleads guilty to a fewer number of charges.
3. Sentence bargaining…a guilty plea with full prior knowledge of the sentence.
Plea bargaining may or may not be right for you or a loved one. At that critical juncture may we suggest that you seek the advice of Jon Sinn. Sometimes the only sin you may have committed is not calling Jon in a timely manner. That’s Akron criminal lawyer Jon Sinn. He will fight with you aggressively. Just call (330) 431-0160.