X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Often defendants in criminal cases elect to discuss their cases with the prosecution before and sometimes after an indictment. The discussion is called a proffer. During the proffer, one or more prosecutors and sometimes a detective or paralegal is present and may take voluminous notes of the proffer session. Generally, at the beginning of a proffer session, the prosecution and the defense enter into a “proffer agreement” colloquially known as a “queen for a day” agreement which requires that, if the case proceeds to trial, the prosecution cannot use the defendant’s words, even if they are self-incriminatory, in their case in chief against the defendant but, if the defendant elects to testify and testifies differently than how he or she did during the proffer session, he or she can be impeached, contradicted, by the different version of events that they may have given during the proffer session and the words spoken by the defendant can be used in a separate prosecution for perjury.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

 

New York Motion Practice Handbook and FormsBook

New York Motion Practice Handbook Formsidentifies the statutory provisions governing various types of motions and the key decisions that interpret them. The book address...

Get More Information
 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.