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In doing so, Congress established a systemic safeguard that operated by providing the defendant protection from his own plea-related statements or reconsidered pleas of guilty or nolo contendere.
2(a)(2), his nolo contendere pleas to two felony charges constitute determinations of guilt, coupled with the inexcusable fact that he concealed those pleas from the Bar for more than seven years, requires the imposition of a lengthy suspension.
11(b)(1), (2) (requiring courts to find that a plea is knowing and voluntary before accepting either a guilty plea or a nolo contendere plea).
2d at 1250 (acknowledging that an offender who plead nolo contendere retains his right against self incrimination prior to sentencing, but holding that the right is extinguished following sentencing); see also United States v.
Because the courts have already rejected the state's charges against the individuals, and since the company no longer manages the facilities in question, the company decided to bring the protracted litigation to an end by entering a plea of nolo contendere to two misdemeanor counts of involuntary manslaughter and to pay fines and settlement costs associated with those counts.
1997), the Third District Court of Appeal upheld a plea of nolo contendere to possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia charges even though the sentencing judge did not inform the defendant that the plea could have deportation consequences.
Saris RONALD PEYSER, age 51, of 25 Laurrus Lane, Newton, Massachusetts, and ARTHUR SIEGAL, age 49, of 177 Oxbow Road, Needham, Massachusetts, both pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and pleaded nolo contendere to one count of conspiracy and one count of wire fraud.
a plea of guilty or nolo contendere accepted by the court, the payment of a fine or court cost, or violation of a condition of release without bail, regardless of whether or not the penalty is rebated, suspended or probated.
Harnett was convicted by a plea of nolo contendere on one felony count of Section 25541 of the California Corporation Code (securities fraud).
27] On a second or subsequent conviction for or plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a violation, the fine may be up to $500,000 or quintuple the value of the financial transaction, whichever is greater.
38) A plea of nolo contendere has a similar legal effect as a guilty plea, but unlike a guilty plea, a plea of nolo contendere may not be used against a defendant in a civil action based on the same actions.
and [begin strikethrough]having been convicted or found guilty of, or having entered a plea of nolo contendere or guilty, regardless of adjudication, to attempts or offenses relating to sexual battery (ch.
99) William Stuntz, The Uneasy Relationship Between Criminal Procedure and Criminal Justice, supra note 4; Stephanos Bibas, Harmonizing Substantive Criminal Law Values and Criminal Procedure: The Case of Alford and Nolo Contendere Pleas (unpublished manuscript on file with the author).
170(1) provides: "A defendant who pleads guilty or nolo contendere without expressly reserving the right to appeal a legally dispositive issue may file a motion to withdraw the plea within 30 days after rendition of sentence, but only upon the grounds specified in Fla.