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TERM

flip-flop case

CONTEXT & COMMENTS

Def.: "[T]ype of prosecution [...] where a defendant is charged with a felony and misdemeanor. If the defendant rejects the plea offer, he is prosecuted for the felony. If the defendant pleads guilty to the misdemeanor, the felony is dismissed, and the magistrate judge sentences the defendant without a presentence report."
       • In the flip-flop case, the defendant pled guilty to a misdemeanor illegal entry charge, and the prosecutor dismissed the felony illegal reentry charge.
 
Note: Also known in the District of Arizona as mixed complaints.

SUGGESTED TRANSLATIONS

denuncia/imputación/acusación compuesta (por un delito mayor y un delito menor, con la posibilidad de que se retire/deseche el delito mayor si el acusado se reconoce culpable del delito menor) || denuncia mixta || combinación de cargos

Category

COURT SPEAK; LEGAL

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Created at 2/27/2014 10:27 AM by jonathanw
Last modified at 3/25/2014 9:15 AM by jonathanw