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Yes, my son left the country.
He was not involved in an accident. The charge against him is growing marijuana with intent to sell, and he left the country when someone discovered the plants and called the police. The charge was posted 6 days after that.
Thank you fr your answers.
My other questions from the original note were, if a lawyer can be hired and act in his behalf before his return, or if he needs to return first before we can try to work out a plea bargain.
That raises another question for me. Is there any guarantee that when he turns himself in the plea deal will be the same, or can the deal still be changed by the prosecutor or judge at the time of his return.
Plea bargaining can conclude a criminal case without a trial. When it is successful, plea bargaining results in a plea agreement between the prosecutor and defendant. In this agreement, the defendant agrees to plead guilty without a trial, and, in return, the prosecutor agrees to dismiss certain charges or make favorable sentence recommendations to the court. Plea bargaining is expressly authorized in statutes and in court rules.