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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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guilty pleas have been entered in almost three quarters of Rolling List Court matters (compared with 58 per cent of comparable District Court cases)
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.
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.
The gap between the number of cases that are proceeded against and the number of trials, may be due to cases being dropped at either magistrates or crown court level or the prosecution agreeing to accept a guilty plea to a lesser charge, which means they would no longer be counted in these figures.
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.
VX) guilty plea in a US tax evasion case does not affect its business relationship with the Swiss bank, Reuters has reported, citing separate reports.
Last week, Holmes' attorneys sought a plea deal that, in exchange for a guilty plea, would have Holmes avoid execution and serve life in prison.
Ordered to attend supervision appointments for nine months following a guilty plea.
A guilty plea was entered on his behalf for failing to provide a breath sample when he was stopped in Clifden on August 19 last year.