Jury Trial Research Paper

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Criminal prosecutions in the United States that end successfully do not end with a jury trial, but with plea bargains. An arrangement amongst a defendant and a prosecutor where the defendant settles to plead guilty to any of the charges against them in trade of reductions from the prosecutors is known as a plea bargain. The settlement between a prosecutor and the defendant permits more time and funds for other cases, in order to lessen the amount of trials judges are required to oversee. After immigration agents found 30 kg of marijuana in her luggage prosecutors offered defendant, Angela Ruiz, a plea bargain. According to the bargain, Ruiz would have received a reduced sentencing in trade for any knowledge related to any other witnesses

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