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Thus, it's not illegal to inform the Defendant that the prosecution/law enforcement will not pursue other possible charges in exchange for a plea agreement to the current one.
Ok. Thanks for the information.
The Defendant should certainly speak to his/her attorney about including a provision in the agreement that says the DA will not pursue these other charges in exchange for the plea.
If the evidence is not strong, there may not be anything to worry about anyway, BUT it's much better if there's an agreement to this as well.
Yes, I think it could be viewed like that as the possibility of several other charges, arrests, hearings, bonds, attorney's fees, etc. may be enough for someone to take a deal even if he/she is innocent because of the mountain of litigation and procedure ahead - - which could all be avoided with a simple plea deal.
If the DA thought he had a solid case, the deal may not have been as good as what has been offered.
However, I'm certainly not in a position to speak about the strength or weakness of the case since I don't know the facts/evidence. But, the Defendant and his/her attorney can make a fair assessment on the risks/benefits of going forward.
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