What Is a Plea Subject to or Pursuant to People Versus West?

In some courts, as we found out recently in San Luis Obispo Superior Court, a plea entered pursuant to People v. West is quite unusual.  In other courts, such as in Los Angeles County, it is quite common and in fact, advisable under certain circumstances.  What exactly is such a plea entered with reference to People versus West?  What advantage is there to doing so?  Is there a disadvantage to doing so?  Click on the following link to read more about this issue.



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