Plea bargaining is the negotiated resolution of a criminal matter. Your lawyer can negotiate with the prosecution with the aim of coming to an agreement in respect to the criminal charges and the agreed facts on sentence.
WHAT IS THE PLEA BARGAINING PROCESS?
Plea bargaining occurs between your defence lawyer and the prosecutor. The Police and the DPP have the discretion to accept a plea to a lesser charge or withdraw charges against you.
WHAT IS THE OUTCOME OF PLEA BARGAINING ?
It may be that you plead guilty to a lesser charge. It may be that you plead guilty to fewer charges. In some instances the prosecution may be persuaded to withdraw all charges against you. It is also possible to amend the set of facts on sentence, so that it is more beneficial to you. The success of any such negotiations will depend upon the evidence against you; your willingness to plead guilty to an offence; the opinions of the police and victims; and the aptitude of your legal representation.