proffer session

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Definition of proffer session

US law
: a meeting between a person who is a subject of a federal criminal investigation, the person's lawyer, and a prosecutor or investigator subject to the terms of a proffer letter Proffer sessions are meetings between prosecutors and individuals who are the focus of an ongoing investigation. They are commonplace in criminal investigations. While a proffer session carries the potential to reduce or resolve a client's criminal exposure, it also presents a great deal of risk.— John McCaffrey and Jon Oebker

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1990, in the meaning defined above

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“Proffer session.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proffer%20session. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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