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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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Guilty pleas are being entered sooner and in greater numbers, while cases are proceeding to trial faster, reducing stress and uncertainty for victims, witnesses and defendants, Mr Speakman said.
The partial admission is allowed by the legislator in the new Criminal procedure code only for the criminal prosecution phase, being provided the possibility that during this phase, after being initiated the criminal proceedings, the defendant admits he/she committed only some of the deeds for which the criminal proceedings had been initiated against him/her, case in which a guilty plea agreement could be entered into by him/her and the case prosecutor for these deeds, in the limits established through the written and prior notice of the prosecutor which is hierarchically superior to the case prosecutor, as it results from the provisions of article 478 paragraph (1), (4) and article 483, paragraph (2) of the new Criminal procedure code.
In comparison, 2014/15 figures from the Crown Prosecution Service show guilty pleas are made in 83% of crown court trials.
When rejecting the defense's guilty plea, the prosecution concluded in their statement, "Tthe defendant knows he is guilty, the defense attorneys know he is guilty and that both of them know that he was not criminally insane," reports (http://usnews.
Given six penalty points with fines and costs of PS345 following a guilty plea.
A simple overlay of the statistics, which say that an average 68% of cases in 2010 entered a guilty plea anyway, raises the question: were most of the health and safety convictions guilty pleas?
Whereas a guilty plea consists only of a defendant admitting having committed one or more of the offences he has been charged with," he explained.
had waived his right to a trial and entered a guilty plea with the hope of being released and receiving two years' probation.
Kasab's guilty plea came as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Indian Prime Minister Manmohah Singh for private talks that are widely expected to include Indo-Pakistani relations.
Reardon, wearing a grey suit and open-necked white shirt, entered a not guilty plea to the alleged assault on his wife, Kay Reardon, on July 12.
Assuming that a guilty plea is in the accused's best interest, that job belongs to the trial defense counsel and, to a lesser but still important extent, to the government trial counsel to "make it happen.
In return for the guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to dismiss a murder charge.