Why are some cases plea-bargained?

The practical demands of the court system, plus the defendant's speedy trial rights, the seriousness of the cases, the victims' wishes, public safety, etc., are all interests that are considered by the Prosecutor when deciding how to proceed. A plea agreement is always designed to balance these competing interests.

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3. How can I get my medical bills paid for or my loss of wages covered?
4. Why are some cases plea-bargained?
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