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NYT: Plea unlikely to keep Plax out of jail

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The New York Times says a plea deal in Plaxico Burress' gun possession case would still include "some time behind bars."

The Times report also included the following information.

Last year, 986 cases in New York involving the same charges as Mr. Burress faces were resolved, and 90 percent of them resulted in convictions for less serious crimes, half of them misdemeanors or violations, said John M. Caher, a spokesman for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

The reduced charges in such cases include crimes like third-degree gun possession or attempted possession. Convictions on those charges allow for sentences of two years or less.

With his court date set for Tuesday, I would guess there will be a lot more written about this within the next 24 hours.