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plea

a. Law something alleged or pleaded by or on behalf of a party to legal proceedings in support of his claim or defence
b. Criminal law the answer made by an accused to the charge
c. (in Scotland and formerly in England) a suit or action at law
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remorse, and dismissal of various charges in exchange for a timely plea.
with time served and probation in exchange for a guilty plea.
Judge Collier said Mitchell was represented by experienced counsel and he was satisfied had not entered his plea as a result of any external pressures from the court or his advocates.
Often the court senses that they realise that the day has come when they have run out of options, a jury is about to be sworn, the witnesses are present and although credit for a plea has diminished signifi-cantly there is still the prospect of some credit for a guilty plea.
Rand implies he thought he was signing a plea deal that involved something on the order of a misdemeanor charge and with probated sentence, instead of one felony count of mail fraud with some prison time.
He entered his guilty plea on June 28, 2011, and was sentenced in Hot Springs on Aug.
According to prosecutor Daniel Diaz-Balart no plea was offered to the pop singer who pleaded not guilty to all his charges, (http://www.
However, sources connected with the pop star said they will not accept any plea that has probationary terms, especially drug testing.
The convicts in the case had sought to commute the death penalty to life sentence due to the delay in deciding their mercy plea.
Here are six things you should take into account when thinking about plea bargains:
neglected to tell him about a favorable misdemeanor plea offer in his
11) Indeed, it is the choice of the accused to forgo the crucible of the trial for the compromise of the plea bargain.