posted by rebecca .
What factors could a defence consider for their arguments when persecuting the accused to get a lesser charge?
is this information applicable to the question?:
Guilty Plea may = Lesser Sentence
If an offender admits responsibility early on, this is a mitigating factor in sentencing. A mitigating factor is one that benefits the offender and leads to a lesser sentence.
Some offenders take the opportunity to plead guilty as soon as possible for this reason. Quick guilty pleas are considered a mitigating factor primarily for two reasons:
1) they demonstrate the offender has taken the first step in his rehabilitation (admitting responsibility);
2) they use less prosecution resources.
It is the job of the defendant's lawyer to secure the best possible deal for their client in exchange for them pleading guilty.
Your question doesn't make any sense. Please proofread and repost.
The defense doesn't persecute the accused.
"what factors could a defence consider for their arguments when persecuting the accused to get a lesser charge?"
this is the exact question from my worksheet. maybe there was a typo. What do you think it's supposed to say?
is it "prosecuting" not "persecuting"?