How Plea Bargaining Works In A Murder Trial

November 26, 2008 by  
Category: Homicide

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There are two main reasons why a murder investigation ends up in a trial. The primary reason is that the accused person is not guilty and they’ve made it clear that they’re not guilty. The second reason that a murder case ends up in a trial is that there is no incentive for a person to plead guilty to first degree murder.

Plea Bargains

September 12, 2008 by  
Category: General

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Plea bargain discussions between the Crown and the defence lawyer can take place immediately. As soon as an individual is charged, as the defence lawyer, I will seek the Crown and ask for disclosure: the reports, the officer’s notes, the details of what is being alleged. In the course of these discussions, I also keep […]

When A Plea Bargain Might Be Offered

July 9, 2008 by  
Category: Podcasts

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Bruce Engel explains when a plea bargain might be offered. If you, or someone you care about, is dealing with criminal law issues in the Ottawa, Ontario Region, contact Engel and Associates for a consultation. This podcast is taken from a 25 March, 2008 interview with Bruce Engel, Criminal Lawyer with Engel and Associates, an […]