guilty plea


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guilty plea

noun acceptance of criminal wronggoing, admission of blame, admission of guilt, admission of punishment, admission of the charges as read, at fault, blameworthiness, conviction, culpable plea, plea of guilt
Associated concepts: Fifth Amendment, plea of nolo connendere, right against self-incrimination torture
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As I say, the first grievance as written by OECTA was practically a guilty plea, and the school board's lawyer now wanted the case confined to that.
He added: "He understands that a guilty plea to an offence of rape carries an inevitable custodial sentence the question is of course the length of that sentence.
But Rhia Rodgers, 22, had her not guilty plea to participating in a sex act on the same bus accepted by prosecutors.
He wouldn't say if Madoff planned to enter a guilty plea.
The programme piloted at courts in Coventry and West Cumbria and at two in London - Thames and Camberwell - led to a 30 per cent increase in guilty pleas at the first hearing.
on March 9 for Miller to choose whether to be sentenced based on the guilty plea he entered last year--a sealed agreement that apparently could result in a prison sentence of up to 24 months--or take his chances with a jury.
A not guilty plea to throwing a petrol bomb in in October was accepted.
Under military law, the judge could formally accept her guilty plea only if he was convinced that she knew at the time that what she was doing was illegal.
Terminated as a result of the acceptance of a guilty plea by the Joint Trial Board in lieu of a hearing:
Thacher, II, Inspector General for the New York City School Construction Authority ("SCA"), announced the entry of guilty pleas today in what is believed to be the first racketeering conviction of an asbestos monitoring and removal company.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to potential buyers and the potential sale of NUI Corporation and to the potential penalties relating to NUIEB's guilty plea.
A JUDGE has ruled a man who admitted the murder of a sex offender in Huddersfield cannot withdraw his guilty plea.