American Bar Associations guidelines for plea agreements.
Does our sitting county attorney belong to the ABA? I don’t know if he does or doesn’t, but I just read their guidelines for plea agreements and he does not subscribe to the guidelines. I couldn’t upload the page, but all you have to do is Google “plea agreement guidelines”, scroll through the results or research the ABA website, you’ll find it. Minnie might be able to upload the page later, she’s a whole lot smarter than I ever hope to be. For now, the web address is http:/www.abanet.org/crimjust/standards/guiltypleas_blk.html Give it a whirl if you cannot sleep tonight, its great reading if you apply it to the pleas of our sitting attorney.