Plea bar­gain

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - RECORDS - Source: usle­gal.com

A ne­go­ti­ated agree­ment be­tween a crim­i­nal de­fen­dant and a prose­cu­tor in which the de­fen­dant agrees to plead “guilty” or “no con­test” to some crimes, along with pos­si­ble con­di­tions in re­turn for re­duc­tion of the sever­ity of the charges, dis­missal of some of the charges, or some other ben­e­fit to the de­fen­dant.

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