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Would you rather spend 1 year in prison or receive 5 years of probation with very severe restrictions? Could you envision a probationary sentence that was more severe than a custodial sentence?
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I would rather accept 1 year in prison than 5 years of severe restrictions. I think being patient with in 1 year in prison is easier than waiting for 5 years of different restrictions. [ [ I think custodial sentence is a very difficult and harsh sentence that a person can experience regarding probationary sentence. ] Expert answered|hazellereyes|Points 0| ]
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Now while I agree with you that we want the client to feel comfortable knowing they can tell their attorney the whole truth do you think the attorney wants to know the whole truth? Specifically I am asking if you think as an attorney you would ask your client if they were guilty or not?
Weegy: No. As an attorney, you wouldn't want to hear that the client is indeed guilty. However, there are times that it is necessary to admit so that an attorney could still look for possible decreased sentence. (More)
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, I think that prosecutors often plea the very violent and serious cases as well as the lesser ones because of the potential time frame a case can take in coming up with a decision from the judge and jurors. If the prosecutor can get the defendant to do a plea bargain prior to going to trial, it may save the state or government tons of money as well as time in where it may be used for other cases that a plea bargain may not be that firm of an option.
Weegy: Weegy agree on your opinion , to add on this ; For the prosecution, it means saving the time and money involved with going through a trial and getting a conviction against a defendant. For the defendant, it usually boils down to jail time. [ In most cases, a defendant is much more likely to get a less severe sentence by entering a plea than if he decides to go trial and loses. There are two main reasons for this: •In some plea agreements, the prosecution agrees to drop some criminal charges or reduce the level or severity of a crime in exchange for a defendant's guilty plea. For example, a driver accused of driving while intoxicated (DUI) may negotiate a deal to plead guilty to reckless driving, a much less serious offense which carries a less severe penalty •Sometimes the prosecution will agree to a specific sentence and make it part of the plea deal by promising the defendant to "recommend" the sentence to the judge when it comes time for sentencing. For example, the prosecutor may recommend sentence of fewer years in prison than a defendant might face if he goes to trial or gets convicted. The prosecutor may also promise to recommend probation instead of jail time. ] (More)
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Is it ethical for a prosecutor to file criminal charges when the prosecutor does not have sufficient evidence of guilt, but believes the individual is guilty? Explain.
Weegy: The simple fact is that no, a prosecutor need not have legally sufficient evidence to bring criminal charges. "Sufficient evidence" is something which must be determined by a trier of fact. [ However, to make sure that a prosecutor does have ample evidence to justify a defendant being bound over for trial on a criminal charge- - the court allows the defendant to have a Preliminary Hearing in certain circumstances. This hearing follows the arraignment and is an opportunity for the defendant to have a mini-trial. The prosecutor at the Preliminary Hearing must show to the judge that there is Probable Cause to believe that a defendant has acted in violation of the law as they are charged. This is a low burden- -quite unlike the requirement in a criminal trial that requires a defendant to be found guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt". Now, there is another way a defendant can be brought to trial and that is to be indicted by the Grand Jury. If a prosecutor goes before a grand jury to seek an indictment, the defendant does not have the right to a preliminary hearing, and if the grand jury returns an indictment, the defendant will proceed directly to trial. So, as regards XXXXX XXXXX of it all- -clearly it is not ethical for a prosecutor to file charges against an individual if there are insufficient facts to convince the prosecutor of the defendant's participation is a crime. However, the amount of evidence needed by the prosecutor to charge, is not as much evidence as will be needed to convict. Read more: Is it ethical for a prosecutor to file criminal charges when - JustAnswer ] (More)
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