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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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“Enter the plea of not guilty,” said Judge Temple, strongly affected by the simplicity of the prisoner.
The bold design Pleas'd highly those infernal States, and joy Sparkl'd in all thir eyes; with full assent They vote: whereat his speech he thus renews.
Although fairness and accuracy do not play a significant role in the regulation of plea bargaining, courts do reference two constitutional limitations when defendants enter pleas: a Fifth Amendment concern with potential coercion and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel.
ubiquity of plea bargaining, the Supreme Court and the rest of the legal
That meant that a courtroom was booked and judges, lawyers and witness were ready to go before changing their plea - all leading to a charge to the public's purse.
There is a difference between plea bargaining and converting a suspect into a state witness.
Summary: New Delhi, [India] Dec 7 (ANI): Delhi High Court will hear a plea seeking the entry of women into the sanctum sanctorum of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia shrine in New Delhi on December 10.
Although a GAL had been appointed to help protect the juvenile's interests and had participated in the lobby conference at which the plea agreement was reached, the GAL did not attend the plea hearing or otherwise offer any on-the-record endorsement of the agreement.
'I have before me a plea bargain agreement duly executed by Iyalikam Nigeria Limited and the EFCC.
We agree with Bowser that the circuit court erroneously exercised its discretion by permitting him to withdraw only one of his guilty pleas. In assessing Bowser's request to withdraw his other two pleas, the court was required to consider the totality of the circumstances and to weigh the parties' respective interests.
The high court had reserved the verdict on Nawaz's plea on February 20.
According to the available documents with The Nation, the Chairman NAB approved the plea bargain request of seven accused in ongoing investigation against the holder of public office, legal persons and others involved in fake accounts scam regarding misappropriation of land owned by Government of Sindh and Pakistan Steel Mills by public functionaries of Board of Revenue Sindh, Manzoor Qadir Kaka and others.