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Definition of the noun Alford plea
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- [US, legal] A plea in criminal court in which the defendant does not admit guilt but concedes the government has sufficient evidence to convict.
Alford plea: An Alford plea in United States law is a guilty plea in criminal court, whereby a defendant in a criminal case does not admit the criminal act and asserts innocence. In entering an Alford plea, the defendant admits that the evidence the prosecution has would be likely to persuade a judge or jury to find the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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2nd Revised Edition by Geert-Jan Knoops
An Alford Plea is an agreement in which the (wrongfully convicted) defen- dant pleads guilty to a lesser offense, while...
ALFORD PLEA a guilty plea entered without a factual admission of guilt by the defendant. There must be evidence indicating actual guilt. 400 U.S. 25. It is done to accept the favorable aspects of a plea bargain rather than risk a harsher ...
by Jonathan Wallace, Susan Ellis Wild
Alford plea n. A guilty plea entered as part ...
Dictionary of Politics (1992)
Selected American and Foreign Political and Legal Terms by Walter John Raymond
See ALFORD PLEA. Plea Bargaining. A situation whereby a person guilty of several crimes will plead guilty to a single felony in exchange for testimony against others. See PLEA. Plea of Insanity. The request that a person accused of a crime ...
by Mark S. Davis
Alford plea a plea, named for the court decision, North Carolina v. Alford, where the defendant neither admits guilt nor claims innocence, but admits that the prosecution can likely prove the charge. Compare with no contest. alias a pseudonym ...
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Video shows what Alford plea means. A plea in criminal court in which the defendant does not admit guilt but concedes the government has sufficient evidence ...
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