proffer session

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1990, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of proffer session was in 1990

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“Proffer session.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proffer%20session. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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