As I continue to determine what direction this blog should take., I am going to add a new category. The Tennessee Criminal Law Dictionary.

What is a Plea Bargain ?

A plea bargain is the process where the District Attorney and the lawyer for the accused tries to work out an agreement to settle the criminal charge.It usually involves the accused pleading to a lessor crime or a reduced jail sentence.Plea bargaining is governed by Rule 11 of the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure.

Note. As a friendly reminder for my prosecuting attorney friends who may read the blog. I would like to remind everyone that a plea bargain means plea equals bargain.