Acceptance of Plea

Definition - What does Acceptance of Plea mean?

Acceptance of plea refers to court taking legal notice of whether the criminal defendant states that they are "guilty" or "not guilty." After the acceptance of plea, there are a few statuary requirements and limitations in capital cases and in cases where an accused may plead guilty.

Justipedia explains Acceptance of Plea

The courts are usually responsible to determine and find out if the plea is voluntary and also to advise the accused of the potential consequences of the plea that he or she may likely to face.

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