Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 8.15 C. Negotiation Process

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Negotiating with the prosecution is very similar to other negotiations.  Defense counsel must convince the prosecutor that s/he will not get what s/he wants or the inconvenience involved is more than s/he is willing to pay.  Only then will the prosecutor agree to settle for less than s/he wants.[37] 

[37] See A. Amsterdam, I Trial Manual for the Defense of Criminal Cases [212], pp. 356-357 (1988).