The Benefits of Early Plea Discussions – CrimeLine

Posted June 18th, 2013 in fraud, news, plea bargaining, sentencing by sally

“Last month marked the fourth anniversary of the Attorney-General’s Guidelines on Plea Discussions in Cases of Serious or Complex Fraud (‘the Guidelines’)[1]. They set out the process by which a prosecutor in cases of serious or complex fraud can discuss and agree a basis of plea and joint sentencing submissions with a defendant. When they were promulgated, Baroness Scotland, the then AG said that the Guidelines were designed to help prosecutors resolve fraud cases more effectively to the benefit of the public.”

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CrimeLine, 18th June 2013