plead not guilty (to something)

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plead not guilty (to something)

To formally deny that one is guilty (of some crime or accusation). The defendant pleaded not guilty, and he will go to trial where he will face the possibility of life in prison, or even death. My client pleads not guilty, your honor.
See also: guilty, not, plead
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He pleads not guilty to receiving fraudulent payments.
Daniel Feltham, 32, of Grove Close, Norton Canes pleads not guilty to creating the name of a company, Unique Building, for submitting fraudulent invoices.
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Rappler chief Ressa pleads not guilty to tax cases !-- -- (philstar.com) - April 3, 2019 - 1:54pm MANILA, Philippines Rappler CEO and veteran journalist Maria Ressa on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to the government's tax evasion charges against her.
(RHC) chief executive officer Maria Ressa pleads not guilty to P70.228-M tax evasion cases before the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA).
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Dahar pleads not guilty to making threats to kill and affray and his brother Lokesh Dahar, 21, pleads not guilty to intimidating a witness and affray.
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If she pleads not guilty then she faces a trial starting on August 13.
Antonio Trillanes IV pleads not guilty to the 4 charges of libel filed before RTC Branch 54 here in Davao City | (????: Davao Breaking News) via Edith Regalado pic.
Road bully' pleads not guilty in gun, explosives raps !-- -- Robertzon Ramirez (The Philippine Star) - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Businessman Arnold Padilla, who was seen bullying and beating up traffic enforcers in a viral video, pleaded not guilty on charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives beforea Makati regional trial court yesterday.
Kerwin Espinosa pleads not guilty in murder raps !-- -- Rey Galupo (The Philippine Star) - September 1, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines .