[some of the] Benefits to a “No Contest” plea

  • There are benefits to a no contest plea.  Here are just a few:

  • Avoiding costly attorney fees to try a case

    Avoiding the publicity associated with a lengthy trial, especially if the defendant is famous or has standing in the community
    Taking the blame for someone else to avoid their investigation
    Expediting the court process to lesser charges if defendant is facing serious charges
    Receiving a lighter sentence from a judge on a lesser charge rather than the uncertainty of a harsher punishment that might result from standing trial and a subsequent conviction.
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