Please comment if I need to separate out some of these "1-liner" questions.
Can these 3 parties (prosecutor, defender (public or private), and defendant all talk together at the same time, or the defendant listen while the prosecutor and defender talk?
How can a defendant gain a better sense of the prosecutor and what he or she really wants?
I'm also trying to understand, (perhaps a separate question, feel free to comment/advise), when a defendant represents himself, is he playing 2 roles with the prosecutor, i.e. "negotiator" and the regular defendant role?
[United States, Arizona]