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Synonyms for plea

Synonyms for plea

an earnest or urgent request

an explanation offered to justify an action or make it better understood

Synonyms for plea

a humble request for help from someone in authority

(law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)

an answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed

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Enter the plea of not guilty,” said Judge Temple, strongly affected by the simplicity of the prisoner.
After hearing the plea of counsel for Rangers plea the court admitted the petition for hearing and issued notices to Amir Khan and prosecutor general Sindh for December 1.
A Voluntary, Intelligent Plea Bargaining System Depends
Effective Assistance of Counsel During Plea Negotiation
The apex court had, on September 26, sought responses from the Maharashtra government and others on Memon's plea that his review petition against the death penalty be heard in open court.
A constitution bench of the apex court had, on June 2, held that years spent behind bars during prolonged judicial proceedings cannot be a ground for converting death sentence to life imprisonment and review plea of condemned prisoners must be given an open court hearing.
But the court was then told that Mitchell wanted to make an application to withdraw the plea.
If the Accused decides to enter a plea immediately, a plea of guilty or not guilty on one or more counts will be entered.
Along the way, Rand claims he was forced into the plea agreement in the first place because his attorney was ill-prepared to go to trial to prove his alleged innocence.
It was reported on February that the 20-year-old pop star rejected a plea deal offered by the prosecution, and now after a month of trial the singer had a change of heart, according to a post in (http://www.
The Canadian singer and and Miami Beach prosecutors will not strike a plea deal and sources connected with the case say a trial is now almost certain, TMZ.
Arguing in the Supreme Court, the government opposed the plea saying the assassins did not go through torture, agony and dehumanising experiences during the pendency of the mercy pleas.
At first glance, it may be difficult to understand why an innocent person would accept a plea bargain for a crime he or she did not commit, but the unfortunate truth is, the criminal justice system does not always resemble what you see on TV.
Prevailing Professional and Ethical Norms on Plea Bargaining
Cooper, which highlighted whether the Sixth Amendment right to counsel safeguarded the integrity of the trial or encompassed non-trial facets such as the plea bargain.