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What are the main procedures used for the early resolution of criminal law offences before trial?
Asked by : John Maina
 DOQ : 2017-01-30 17:24:21
   John Maina

Answer

Plea agreements are provided for under the Criminal Procedure Code. A prosecutor and an accused person (or his representative) can negotiate and enter into an agreement in respect of:
  • A reduction of a charge to a lesser included offence.
  • A withdrawal of the charge, or a stay of other charges, or a promise not to proceed with other possible charges.

Furthermore, a plea agreement can also provide for the accused person to make a payment of any restitution or compensation.
Answered by : Community
 DOA : 2017-02-25
   Community

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