PLea GUIDELINE 3. PROSECUTOR’S RESPONSIBILITIES
Nothing in these Guidelines should be construed to affect in any way the
prosecutor's discretion in any case to move unilaterally for an amendment to the original
charge or a dismissal of the charges pending against a defendant if the prosecutor
determines and personally represents on the record the reasons in support of the motion.
The prosecutor shall also appear in person to set forth any proposed plea agreement on the
record. However, with the approval of the municipal court judge, in lieu of appearing on
the record, the prosecutor may submit to the court a Request to Approve Plea Agreement,
on a form approved by the Administrative Director of the Courts, signed by the prosecutor
and by the defendant. Nothing in this Guideline shall be construed to limit the court's ability
to order the prosecutor to appear at any time during the proceedings.