Nolo Contendere

Author:David Gordon
Pages:1820
 
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(Latin: "I do not choose to contest [it].") This statement, variously defined as plea and not a plea, indicates that the defendant will not fight a charge against him. Of the same immediate effect as a guilty plea, it admits the facts charged but cannot be used as a confession of guilt in any other proceeding. Acceptance by a court is discretionary.

DAVID GORDON

(1986)

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