a binding contract between a criminal defendant and the State of Ohio
a contract between the defendant and the State and thus general principles of contract law apply to the agreement
a deal between you and the prosecutor
an agreement between the accused and the prosecutor, not an agreement between counsel and the prosecutor
an agreement between the defendant and the prosecutor about how the case will be resolved
an agreement between the Prosecutor and the Defendant and his defense attorney
an agreement between the prosecutor and the defendant's lawyer to negotiate plea, in some cases
an agreement between the government and the defendant to resolve a pending criminal case by the defendant's entering a guilty plea rather than going to trial. The prosecutor may agree to dismiss or reduce certain charges, recommend a certain sentence, or agree with the defendant that a certain sentence is appropriate in return for the defendant's entering a guilty plea and, in some cases, providing information to the prosecutor.
Many cases are resolved by plea agreement, in which the defendant enters a plea of guilty to some or all of the charges filed against him or her, rather than taking the case to trial. The Court will ask the defendant and the State if there is a chance the case will be resolved through plea agreement, and will set a deadline by which any discussion of a plea must take place. The deputy prosecutor assigned to the case must consider many factors before discussing a plea with the defendant, including the nature of the crime, the risk to the community, and the impact of the crime on the victim.
negotiation of an agreement between the prosecuting and defending counsel or for a reduced disposition or penalty.
agreement between the prosecutor and the defendant, where the defendant agrees to plead guilty, usually to a reduced charge and gives up his or her right to a trial.
An agreement between the prosecutor and the offender about the charges, plea and sentence. If a plea agreement is reached and accepted by the court, there is no trial.
offender and prosecutor agree on charges, plea and sentence--no trial occurs
A document stating a defendants plea of guilty, not guilty, or nolo contendere (no contest), filed in a case and made part of the official court case file.
Sometimes inaccurately called "plea bargaining," this is a term used to describe a method of disposing of case without a trial. Most defendants plead guilty. Once a defendant decides to plead guilty, it is up to the District Attorney's Office and the defendant's attorney to work out an agreement to present to the judge. The defendant may agree to plead guilty to the crime(s) charged or to a lesser offense, and there may be an agreement that the District Attorney's Office will recommend a sentence to the judge. The judge may accept or reject the plea. Although you will not have the final say as to what sentence is given, the District Attorney's Office is interested in your viewpoint.
an agreement between the prosecutor and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty or no contest to avoid a trial.