I call this the "Prosecutorial Punt."
Basically, the prosecutor declines to make a recommendation to the court regarding sentencing. However, the prosecutor has no problem reciting your driving record and pending traffic charges to the court.
Recently, I was told by a prosecutor that they were deferring to the court, but asking for "some" jail. What does "some" jail mean?
When it came time for sentencing, I advised the court that the State was recommending "some" jail and, in fact, my client had served "some" jail for this case.
Had the prosecutor actually recommended a specific amount of jail time, the court may have actually ruled in the State's favor and sentenced my client to more jail time. Instead, the court agreed with my assessment of "some" jail and gave my client to time served.