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Why do judges accept plea bargains?

When you're facing a criminal charge, one thing you should understand is what happens if you take a plea deal. Plea bargaining is a major part of the United States criminal justice system. It's there to help reduce the time and cost of a trial, to avoid publicity, to eliminate uncertainty about the case's outcome and to reduce the overall caseload of the court system.

You can fight to protect your college sports career

You enjoy your college career; you get to play on a sports team, get the benefits of a full ride and have the admiration of fans. That can all end quickly if you make even one criminal mistake. It's important to understand how drunk driving, assault or other crimes can impact you now and in the future, especially as a college athlete.