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5 AN ACT RELATING TO THE CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE; ALLOWING THE
6 SENTENCE AFTER A GUILTY PLEA TO BE TO A LESSER OFFENSE WITH THE
7 STIPULATION OF THE PROSECUTION AND THE APPROVAL OF THE COURT.
8 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
10 77-13-1.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
11 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
12 Section 1. Section 77-13-1.5 is enacted to read:
13 77-13-1.5. Pleas to lesser offenses.
14 Except for crimes requiring mandatory jail or imprisonment, a defendant may, with the
15 stipulation of the prosecution and the approval of the court, enter a plea of guilty to a crime and
16 be sentenced to a penalty one degree lower than that prescribed by statute.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-29-97 11:51 AM
A limited legal review of this bill raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.