Plea Bargaining Case Study

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1. Consequentially, a plea bargaining is perceived to be right because it ultimately saves tax payers money (waiver of 6th amendment; no trial), punishes the defendant, and bring some justice to the offenders. In my opinion, a plea bargaining is not always “right.” There are many defendants who were innocent of crimes; however, because they were unable to afford good representatives and/or feared a wrong convincing and harsh sentences, they went with a plea bargaining. Meanwhile, we see many wealthy defendants with highly paid lawyers get off of crimes- defendants who were more than likely guilty. So no, I disagree. I can say that it’s more circumstantial. Also, if I had to plea to a lesser charge and I know I was not guilty of any crime I

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