Plea Bargaining

Plea bargaining can be effective and ineffective to both the defendant and the criminal justice system. In terms of the defendant plea bargaining can benefit them in several ways. If the accused has multiple charges and enters a plea, chances are some of the charges will be dropped and several years in jail may be eliminated. Plea bargaining can also save the defendant money oppose to paying expensive attorney fees, entering a plea will allow them to resolve the issue sooner. Plea bargaining also has its downfalls. When entering a plea it appears as though the crime control model persist meaning the defendant is assumed guilty of the crime they were accused of. (Heumann,Milton 2000). Often time’s innocent people choose to enter a plea because they are afraid of going to trail and possibly receiving a harsh penalty. Many argue that plea bargaining is unconstitutional especially in the eyes of the victim, because a guilty person may have charges dropped, or reduce if they enter a plea of guilty without going to trial (Heumann, Milton 2000).
Plea bargaining can be effective and ineffective for our criminal justice system. If a defendant accepts a plea this will alleviate going to trail and cases that are set for trial will be attended to sooner. Judges can issue probation oppose to sentencing the accused to several months in an already overcrowded criminal justice institution. The defense attorney will spent less time on the case if a plea is entered and accepted. Our court system depends on plea bargains because it allows cases to move quicker. Many believe that our court system has become too lenient in reference to criminals, because plea bargaining open doors for less harsher penalties. Although defendants may receive lighter sentencing when entering a plea, if for some reason evidence is presented later that proves beyond a reasonable doubt they are innocent they will not have the opportunity to appeal the case.
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