Plea bargaining is one of the most effective tools criminal defense attorneys have in defending clients accused of crimes. That is why it is in your best interest to hire a lawyer who has experience negotiating favorable plea bargains.
Justin Bieber in custody on January 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. Arrested for driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving without a valid driver's license. (Photo by Miami Beach Police Department via Getty Images)
Gary Ridgway (1949-) was convicted of 48 murders in the Green River Killer case that lasted more than 20 years. After his arrest, he confessed to more murders than any other American serial killer: 71. Many of the victims were prostitutes. He strangled the women and dumped their bodies in wooded areas in Washington state’s King County. He entered a plea bargain and agreed to show authorities where missing victims were in exchange for not facing the death penalty.