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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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In the past, a reduction of up to a third off the sentence was given for a guilty plea at the "first reasonable opportunity", however this was open to interpretation by judges with some giving the full third credit to offenders who pleaded guilty on the first day of trial.
The 63-year-old entered guilty pleas to six counts of indecent assault at the beginning of his trial at Liverpool Crown Court.
In a statement, Flynn admitted his actions were wrong, and said his guilty plea is in the best interests of his family and the country.
The offences took place on July 8 and Haggarty, of Edward Street, entered guilty pleas to both.
486 from July 15th, 2010, through which two institutions have been introduced for speeding up the criminal trials solving: the judgment in case the defendant admitted the deed/deeds put on his/her account, completely, and the special procedure of guilty plea agreement which can be entered into in the phase of criminal prosecution, only after the criminal proceedings were put to motion, in writing, between the prosecutor and the defendant/defendants, for one or more deed(s) for which the criminal proceedings were put to motion.
Under the proposals, on which the council is consulting the public and professionals,discounts to sentences will be reduced the closer to a trial a guilty plea is entered.
In comparison, 2014/15 figures from the Crown Prosecution Service show guilty pleas are made in 83% of crown court trials.
The surcharge increases to PS520 for a conviction after a not guilty plea and trial for a summary offence and PS1,000 for a conviction after a not guilty plea for an either way offence.
The surcharge increases to PS520 for a conviction after a not guilty plea and trial for a summary offence, and PS1,000 for a conviction after a not guilty plea for an either way offence.
A not guilty plea was Glasgow High Court yesterday.
Van Doren said his guilty plea was untruthful and that he wrongly caved to pressure in signing the plea deal.
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