admission of guilt


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admission of guilt

n. a statement by someone accused of a crime that he/she committed the offense. If the admission is made outside court to a police officer it may be introduced as evidence if the defendant was given the proper warnings as to his/her rights ("Miranda warning") before talking. (See: admission, confession, Miranda warning, rights)

admission of guilt

noun avowal, concession, confessional, contrition, culpability, disclosure, mea culpa, owning up, penance, penitence, remorse, sinfulness
Associated concepts: admissibility, coerced confession, traaitional admissions
See also: confession
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In a statement released on the website of his lawyers and supporters, Khodorkovsky said his application for a pardon was not an admission of guilt.
NEW YORK -- Outside the view of paying customers, people accused of shoplifting at Macy's huge flagship store are escorted by security guards to cells in ''Room 140,'' where they can be held for hours, asked to sign an admission of guilt and pay hundreds in fines, sometimes without any conclusive proof they stole anything.
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Bridger made a tactical admission of guilt designed to conceal the full atrociousness of his crime.
This concerns the prior need for the admission of guilt, and repentance for their crimes by all prisoners before they can even be considered for conditional release under licence.
An amount of N$59,000 was collected for admission of guilt fines.
World Anti-doping Agency chief John Fahey said Armstrong's decision not to contest the allegations added up to nothing more than an admission of guilt. "He had the right to rip up those charges, but he elected not to.
Luc Cote and Patricio Henriquez's "You Don't Like the Truth" demonstrates, through excerpts from an actual videotaped interrogation at Guantanamo, the process by which human will can be systematically broken down to force an admission of guilt, regardless of truth.
The actress delivered the plea through her lawyer on a reduced, misdemeanor theft charge, which under California law is effectively an admission of guilt.
The 55-year-old Oscar winner was accused of striking his then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva during a fight in January 2010, but his no contest plea did not include an admission of guilt.
And all for an "admission of guilt" fine of a measly pounds 65.
Booth said the admission of guilt was an administrative act, and did not amount to a criminal conviction.