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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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During her re-arraignment, Luna finally entered a guilty plea to her remaining charges.
In its response brief, the State argues that Morse waived the ability to challenge his convictions by entering his guilty pleas. In his reply brief, Morse does not refute the State's argument and, therefore, he concedes the issue.
A guilty plea also produces greater benefits the earlier the plea is indicated, it stated.
But he said that, with credit for her guilty plea and the personal mitigation, the sentence could be reduced to one or two years, which he suggested it would be possible to suspend.
A reporting restriction on a guilty plea to a charge of indecent assault entered by Bennell at an earlier hearing was lifted by Res corder of Liverpool Judge Clement Goldstone QC.
Michael He is the first official who worked in the Trump White House to make a guilty plea in a wideranging investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller into possible co-ordination between Russia and the Trump campaign to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.
Passing sentence on Haggarty, Sheriff Frank Pieri fined him PS200, reduced from PS300 due to his guilty plea, on the cocaine charge and admonished Haggarty for his cannabis possession.
There will be taken into consideration the offender's conduct after committing the offence and before starting the criminal trial, manifested through acts of trying to stop the result being produced, through filing a self-incrimination report, returning the stolen goods and during the criminal trial, through admitting the deed, entering into a guilty plea, etc.
A new draft guideline aims to set out a clearer, fairer and more consistent approach to managing guilty pleas that will incentivise offenders to make a guilty plea as early as possible in the court process.
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 fee starts at PS150 for a guilty plea for a summary offence, rising to PS180 for a guilty plea for a more serious, either way offence, where defendants have a choice whether to have their case heard at magistrates' or crown court.
The charges start at PS150 for a guilty plea for a summary offence, rising to PS180 for a guilty plea for a more serious, either way offence, where defendants have a choice whether to have their case heard at magistrates' or crown court.
A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf at Glasgow High Court yesterday.
Van Doren asked to withdraw his guilty plea to one count of money laundering for Barber.