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1610 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL
Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist
Under Florida law, all the essentials parties of a law suit have particular responsibilities regarding a plea bargain offer. The judge, prosecutor, and defense counsel all have their own set of responsibilities.
The responsibility of the defense attorney regarding a plea bargain is very simple. The attorney may not agree to the plea unless the defendant fully consents to the plea. Additionally, the attorney must communicate all plea bargain offers. Also, the attorney must advise the defendant of any alternatives or sentencing options.