plead to

plead to something

to enter an admission of guilt to a specific crime. Max pleaded to the lesser charge of larceny. Lefty pleaded to the grand larceny charge.
See also: plead
References in classic literature ?
Their sweet little letters plead to know "more about Dorothy"; and they ask: "What became of the Cowardly Lion?
You have heard the presentment that the grand jury have made, Nathaniel Bumppo,” said the Judge; “what do you plead to the charge?