Scenario 7:

Question : Defendant is charged with manslaughter in the second degree and is willing to plead to the charge if he can negotiate a favorable sentence. The district attorney initially proposes a state prison sentence of 1 to 3 years. Defendant wants to be placed on probation. The court suggests a one year determinate sentence in local jail. Defendant offers to serve a split sentence of six months jail and five years probation. All parties reach agreement this proposed sentence is just under the circumstances. May the proposed disposition be implemented?

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