Category: Legal

What Do the Various Types of Please Mean?

Shortly after a person is arrested, they will be arraigned. This is a court hearing where the arrested individual will be formally charged with a crime or crimes and will need to enter a plea. Most people are aware of guilty or not-guilty pleas, but there are actually three different pleas. It’s important for a person to know what their options are, especially if they don’t have a lawyer yet.

Plea of Guilty

A person does have the option of pleading guilty. This should only be done if they are guilty and they believe the judge will be lenient. It’s a good idea to avoid pleading guilty without legal advice as there will not be a trial to determine guilt and the next step will simply be the sentencing for the crime the person has admitted to. If they have a chance to speak with a lawyer before their arraignment, …