December 20, 2011 |
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. will reportedly accept a plea bargain to avoid a felony conviction in connection with a domestic violence case involving the mother of three of his children, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Tuesday. Calls to Mayweather and his representatives were not returned. Clark County (Nev.) District Attorney David Roger told the newspaper that Mayweather on Wednesday will plead guilty to one count of battery domestic violence and two counts of harassment, all misdemeanors.
November 7, 2011
An estimated 95% of criminal charges are resolved through plea bargains, so an incompetent lawyer at the plea stage can harm his client just as much as an attorney who bungles a trial. The Supreme Court has been asked to restore the terms of plea bargains that two defendants did not accept because of lawyer malpractice. The cases give the justices an opportunity to enforce fairness in the legal system at every level. In 2007, Galin E. Frye was charged by the state of Missouri with driving with a revoked license, a felony because he had several previous convictions.
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March 11, 2011 |
Actress Lindsay Lohan could return to court in two weeks to cut a deal on a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing a necklace from a Venice jewelry store. During a hearing Thursday, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz told the "Mean Girls" star, who has had several brushes with the law in recent years, that she would return to his courtroom March 25 only if she struck a plea bargain with the district attorney's office. Otherwise, Judge Stephanie Sautner will preside over an April 22 preliminary hearing to determine if enough evidence exists for the actress to stand trial.
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February 17, 2011 |
Advocates for the disabled are urging a Los Angeles County judge to throw out a plea bargain for an employee of an El Monte day care center who confessed to sexually assaulting three mentally disabled clients, saying his eight-year-sentence was an injustice. The proposed sentence for Juan Fernando Flores "does not reflect the harm sustained by the victims nor the severity of the crimes committed," Robert J. Baldo, executive director of the Assn. of Regional Center Agencies, said in a letter to Superior Court Judge Jack Hunt.
September 25, 2009 |
A federal appeals court panel today refused to reinstate a proposed plea bargain that guaranteed Anaheim Ducks owner Henry Samueli that he would spend no time in prison as a result of alleged stock manipulation at Irvine microchip designer Broadcom Corp. The three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals did not rule on the merits of the arguments by Samueli, the billionaire co-founder and former chairman of Broadcom. It said instead that it has no jurisdiction at this time, ruling that Samueli must wait until after he is sentenced before appealing the rejection of his plea agreement.
August 21, 2009 |
Facing the prospect of spending at least 3 1/2 years behind bars, onetime Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress on Thursday accepted a plea bargain with a two-year prison sentence for accidentally shooting himself in the thigh at a Manhattan nightclub. The former New York Giants wide receiver pleaded guilty to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a lesser charge than he had faced. He will be sentenced Sept. 22, and lawyer Benjamin Brafman said he expects Burress to begin serving his sentence immediately after.