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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

PUB 700323: Plea Bargains Prohibited by Loyal Millett

ARTICLE I: DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, New Section.

Catchline: Plea bargains prohibited.

 

(a) The practice of plea bargaining is strictly prohibited in the State of Florida.

(b) "Plea bargaining" means an agreement between a defendant and a prosecutor, in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty or nolo contendere in exchange for an agreement by the prosecutor to drop one or more charges, reduce a charge to a less serious offense, or recommend to the judge a specific sentence acceptable to the defense