plea bargaining

plea bargaining
plea bargaining LAW Verhandlungen zwischen Anklage und Verteidigung, in denen der Angeklagte zustimmt, sich in einem weniger schwerwiegenden Anklagepunkt schuldig zu bekennen, wenn andere Anklagepunkte dafür fallen gelassen werden

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