Compromise Agreement In Criminal Cases

Most cases are settled by a transaction. Both parties (regardless of relative financial resources) are often strongly encouraged to agree to avoid costs (such as attorneys` fees, seeking experts, etc.), time, and the stress of a trial, especially when a jury is available. Generally speaking, either party will make an offer of a transaction at an early stage in the context of a dispute. The parties may (and the court may require) a settlement conference at which they will attempt to reach such an agreement. It was Certiorari`s consolidated audit petitions that challenged the decision of 10 December 20091111111 and the resolution of the Court of Appeal in CA-G.R. SP No. 104961 of 17 March 2010. The Court of Appeal decided that both partiesTeam Image Entertainment, Inc. (Team Image) and Solar Team Entertainment, Inc.

(Solar Team) breached the compromise agreement they had reached in civil accounting proceedings3 before Branch 59, Regional Trial Court, Makati City. Team Image was expressly ordered to pay P2,000,000.00 P in lump sum damages for failing to fulfil its financial commitment to Solar Team within the time limit set out in the compromise agreement4 In addition, the Court of Appeal allowed Team Image to suspend payments under the compromise agreement because Solar Team had not withdrawn the complaint it had previously filed against the president of Team Image. I did it. Felix S. 5 A compromise and a transaction must have the same elements as a contract: the parties who have the ability and power to agree, an offer and an acceptance, as well as valuable consideration (consideration is something of value received or promised by one party, to induce the other party to enter into an agreement). On the third question, Solar Team agrees with the Court of Appeal`s statement that criminal liability cannot be compromised. As this is a misdemeanour, the injured party is the general public, not an individual. Therefore, neither Team Image nor the Solar Team, both private entities, can agree to stop the criminal proceedings they have filed against each other, because they are both mere witnesses and not parties in criminal cases.85 The judge received a report that indicated that the case had been compromised by the intervention of respectable and friends of both parties. The compromises were influenced by any organization with their free consent and without undue pressure or influence.. . . .