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Plea bargaining is a common practice in Colorado criminal cases that involves a negotiation between the prosecutor and the defendant’s attorney to reach a compromise that results in a guilty plea in exchange for a reduced sentence or charge. Plea bargaining can have advantages and disadvantages for both the prosecution and the defense. This blog post will explore the pros and cons of plea bargaining in Colorado criminal cases.
Pros of Plea Bargaining:
Cons of Plea Bargaining:
Plea bargaining can have advantages and disadvantages for the prosecution and the defense in Colorado criminal cases. While it can provide a reduced sentence, cost savings, and certainty, it can also be coercive, limit discovery, resulting in a loss of rights, and lead to an unjust outcome. It is important for both the prosecution and the defense to carefully consider the pros and cons of plea bargaining before entering into a plea bargain agreement. Ultimately, the decision to accept a plea bargain should be based on the individual circumstances of the case and the interests of justice.
About the Author:
Andrew Bryant is a well-respected Colorado Springs criminal attorney who has been practicing in the area for years. A Colorado native, he returned to the home he loves after graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Now, he uses the knowledge he gained as an El Paso County District Attorney to fight tirelessly for his clients’ rights. He is AV-Preeminent rated, has been recognized for his work by The National Trial Lawyers, and has been named to Best of the Springs lists by The Gazette for years.
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