plea bargaining

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On March 25, 2003, Anthony Cooper shot Kali Mundy four times below the waist. See Cooper v. Lafler, 376 Fed. Appx. 563, 565 (6th Cir. 2010). Mundy survived and was hospitalized, and Cooper was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Murder ("...

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Oral argument: Oct. 31, 2011

Appealed from: Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District (Sept. 27, 2010)

After being charged with a felony for driving with a revoked license, Respondent Galin E. Frye was offered two plea bargain...

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Definition

Latin for "no contest."

Overview

In a criminal proceeding, a defendant may enter a plea of nolo contendere, in which the defendant does not accept or deny responsibility for the charges but agrees to accept punishment.

The plea...

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Overview

Many successful criminal prosecutions in the United States end not with jury trials, but with plea bargains. Plea bargains are agreements between defendants and prosecutors in which defendants agree to plead guilty to some or all of the charges...