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Prosecutors are often willing to "deal" a case due to their heavy caseloads or problems with evidence or witnesses. Sometimes they'd rather have a conviction on lesser charges than risk losing at trial.
Plea Bargaining Basics
Learn how prosecutors and defense counsel bargain their cases.
Invalidated Plea Bargains
Narrowly worded agreements and changes in law can unravel plea deals, which are contracts between prosecutors and defendants.
Ineffective Representation in Plea Bargains
People are often unhappy with their lawyers' performance, particularly when it comes to plea bargaining. Learn what has to happen to win an argument that your lawyer's failures got you a bad outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
These questions often come up when defendants are thinking about plea bargaining.