plead guilty (to something)

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plead guilty (to something)

To formally admit and declare that one is guilty (of some crime or accusation). The defendant avoided a possible death sentence by pleading guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter. My client pleads guilty, your honor.
See also: guilty, plead

plead guilty to something

to state that one is guilty of a crime before a court of law. Gerald refused to plead guilty to the crime and had to stand trial. Max pleaded guilty to the charge and then fled town.
See also: guilty, plead
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And now, although pleading guilty to long delay, I have kept my promise in this book.
"If I accept an offer like this," Granet protested, "I shall be pleading guilty to all the rubbish you have talked."
| Clare Smith, 36, of Oakland Street, Warrington, was sentenced to eight years and nine months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine.
Sean Rogers, 29, of South Shields, has been jailed for five years and four months after pleading guilty to one count of grievous bodily harm with intent.
Lisa Marie Rivzi, 35, of Mariner's Point, Barry, was fined pounds 290 with a pounds 15 victim surcharge and six penalty points on her driving licence after pleading guilty to speeding.
The following cases were heard at Cardiff Magistrates' Court: - Rebecca Shoida, 23, of Caldy Road, Cardiff, received a three-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to committing a racially aggravated assault on June 20 last year.
THE following cases have been heard at Cardiff Magistrates' Court: - George Michael Borg, 50, of Louis Place, Butetown, Cardiff, was given a 12-month conditional discharge and told to pay a total of pounds 250 in compensation after pleading guilty to stealing a ladder.
- Emad Afandi, 29, of Robert Street, Ynysybwl, was fined pounds 75 and given three points after pleading guilty to driving without a licence.
The following cases have been heard at Cardiff Magistrates' Court: - Dean Lennon, 39, of Pearl Street, Adamsdown, Cardiff, was given a 12-month community order and told to carry out 50 hours of unpaid work, told to pay pounds 60 court costs and given a restraining order until further notice, preventing him from directly contacting a named woman, after pleading guilty to harassing her by text message.
THE following cases were heard at Cardiff Magistrates' Court: - Christopher John Martindale, 33, of Bishop Hannon Drive, Fairwater, Cardiff, was fined pounds 30 after pleading guilty to keeping an unlicensed vehicle on a public road.
The following cases were heard before Cardiff Magistrates' Court - Anthony Parle, 43, of Llanidloes Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, was fined pounds 300 with pounds 55 costs and had his licence endorsed with 10 penalty points after pleading guilty to driving without due care and attention, failing to stop and provide details after an accident and failing to report an accident.
Zahra Reyhani, 28, of Neville Street, Riverside, Cardiff, was given a three-month public alcohol banning order and fined PS150 after pleading guilty to threatening and abusive behaviour.
Ordered to pay pounds 123 after pleading guilty to making off without payment from a taxi in Wallsend on March 10.
Was jailed for four years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply amphetamine.
The following cases were heard at Cardiff Magistrates' Court: | Lee Antony Denner, 31, of Festiniog Road, Cardiff, was fined PS60 after pleading guilty to speeding over 30mph.