Plea bargaining is an agreement between a defendant and a prosecutor where the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a reduction in charges or a lighter sentence. Plea bargaining is a common practice in the criminal justice system and is used in most criminal cases in Illinois. Despite its widespread use, there are many misconceptions about plea bargaining. This post will discuss the top misconceptions about plea bargaining in Illinois.Misconception #1: Plea Bargaining is Only for Guilty[...]
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Enshrined in the Constitution of the United States is the right to trial by jury. However, many criminal justice matters in this country never actually go before a jury. Instead, they terminate in a plea bargain. The state of Illinois is no exception to this.
It helps to understand what a plea bargain is and how it works in criminal justice cases. Read on to find out more.A Plea Bargain: What Is It?
A plea bargain, sometimes also referred [...]