The purpose of this Bill is to enable a Prosecutor and an accused person, which includes a person suspected of committing a criminal offence and a defendant in proceedings before the court for criminal proceedings, (whether on his own or represented by an Attorney-at-law) to engage in plea discussions aimed at arriving at a plea agreement. Plea discussions may be initiated by either the accused person or prosecutor in both summary and indictable offences. Under a plea agreement, the accused agrees to plead guilty to a specified offence or undertakes to perform any other obligations contained in the plea agreement in exchange for the prosecutor?s undertaking to take a particular course of action.
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|Bill No.:||House of Representatives Bill 13 of 2017|
|Introduced in:||House of Representatives|
|Introduced by:||The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi [Attorney General]|
|Published in Gazette on:||16-Mar-2017, Vol.56 No.27|