“Ordinarily a plea bargain has a five year cap,” said Rick Simmons, a blue-chip defense attorney with no involvement in the case.
Instead, he was offered a plea bargain under which he would serve no time but had to graduate from Morehouse.
Greene accepted a plea bargain that allowed for his record to be expunged provided he underwent counseling.
An agreement that permits a defendant to plead guilty to a lesser charge instead of pleading not guilty to a more serious one. Plea bargaining is usually undertaken by a prosecutor to obtain important information from a defendant or to avoid a long and costly trial.