Plea Bargaining in Queensland – What is it?

Plea bargaining is a fundamental component to the justice system.

The term ‘Plea Bargain’ is widely used in media, however, it is not a commonplace option in Queensland Courts. Instead, prosecution and defence lawyers will often engage in negotiations throughout the criminal process to lessen charges, reduce sentences and attempt to avoid lengthy or costly trials. Why do negotiations take place? Trials can get pricey […]