Macon, GA asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime for Alabama

Q: If my codefendant gets a better plea offer than I do an I have clean record not a felon an my codefendant has a record

But he got the better plea offer than me on intent with distribute case an it was his car an not mine plus I never seen any drugs or held any drugs what so ever. Why would he get better plea deal I have clean record he don't. Does that mean he blamed most likely

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Joseph Abrams
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  • Santa Ana, CA

A: Plea agreements among codefendants are negotiated separately so they may not be all the same. However, most prosecutors will attempt to treat similarly-situated codefendants in a similar manner. It's difficult to say why your deal is different from the codefendant, but the skill of the defense attorney in negotiating the agreement is also a factor.

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