bargaining for plea

Commonly referred to as plea bargaining in which defendant seeks a lesser sentence in return for plea of guilty; or an attempt to plead guilty to lesser included offense which carries a less severe penalty.
See plea bargaining

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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