It is interesting to note that most federal cases never proceed to trial in a courtroom. ...

Can You Make a Deal in Federal Court?

It is interesting to note that most federal cases never proceed to trial in a courtroom. That’s because roughly 90 percent of federal criminal cases are resolved with a plea bargain. Federal prosecutors like to find resolution via plea bargains when they can. It saves time, money, and other crucial judicial resources that would be better used in other, larger, and more complicated cases. But a plea bargain may not result in the best outcome for defendants or for the government, which is why reaching a deal can sometimes be a complicated process. What is a plea bargain and who …

 

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