As seen on:
1610 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL
Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist
The prosecutor has discretionary and obligatory responsibilities regarding a plea bargain.
His discretionary responsibilities include:
· Initiating discussions with the defense counsel or the defendant in an attempt to reach agreement.
· Consulting with the victim, police officer, and other significant people and advising the judge of their views.
His obligatory responsibilities include:
· Advising the judge of the material facts of the offense and defendant’s background.
· Maintaining a record of the plea bargain discussions if the defendant is unrepresented.
Furnishing this record to the trial judge before acceptance of the plea.