• Research/Scholar Paper name – What is plea bargaining and how does it work?
  • Author:Suhas Narhari Toradmal (B.S.L, LL.M, SET, DLL&LW, ADR, C.P.H.R, G.D.C&A)
  • Institution: Assistant Professor –C.D.Deshmukh Law College, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
  • Affiliation: Centre for Study of Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Date of Publication: 04/10/2021


Plea bargaining is basically a negotiation that happens in the pre-trial period between the prosecution and the accused. In this type of negotiation where, in exchange of certain concessions given by the prosecution, the accused pleads guilty. In other words, the accused pleads guilty to a lesser charge. However, it is important to note that plea bargaining is not available for all types of offences and crimes.A person cannot claim plea bargaining for grievous offences such as murder and homicide or offences punishable with death sentence or life imprisonment.

What is plea bargaining and how does it work?”

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