nolo contendere

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(law) an answer of 'no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects him to conviction


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41) This procedure became the formal plea of nolo contendere, under which the defendant admits guilt for purposes of the present case but creates no estoppel.
With an accusatory tone I said, "You're doing this on purpose, aren't you," and I took his silence as a plea of nolo contendere.
These cases involve defendants who either entered a plea of nolo contendere, or entered an Alford Plea.
A conviction of, a plea of guilty to, or a plea of nolo contendere to an offense constitutes a conviction for ARRT purposes.
No doubt some of these complaints are valid; at any rate, the editors' longstanding non-response seems to constitute a plea of nolo contendere.
He was convicted of a crime that is substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of a physician in violation of Business and Professions Code sections 2234(a) and 2236, pursuant to his plea of nolo contendere of sexual exploitation of a patient-a felony; and -- He failed to obtain an internal medicine consultation or other appropriate medical consultation to evaluate another patient's preexisting medical problems before performing two surgeries on the patient, failed to properly evaluate, diagnose or treat a complaint of that patient's, and failed to maintain adequate and accurate medical records.
8) The common-law plea of nolo contendere, which initially was unavailable in serious cases, (9) apparently was designed for this situation.
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.
A conviction, guilty plea or plea of nolo contendere to any crime, misdemeanor or felony should be reported.