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.
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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.
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15, Christene Smith, 63, of rural Owaneco pled guilty to driving on suspended license.
* Marcos Zaragoz Arzola, 23, of Pana pled guilty to operating an uninsured vehicle, a May 18 offense.
* Jenna Tolberd, 20, of Pana pled guilty to driving on suspended license, a Sept.
* Stevie Coates, 24, of Ramsey pled guilty to speeding 80 in a 55 mph zone Oct.
Instead, when Abrams is sentenced on November 15 for two misdemeanor counts of withholding information from Congress, he will most probably join former NSC Adviser Robert McFarlane as another Reagan administration official who pled guilty to deceiving Congress and received only a manageable fine, probation, and a sentence of community service.