What Does a Plea of No Contest Mean?

A plea of no contest is different than a guilty plea, even though it has many of the same consequences. A “no contest” plea means that the person charged with a plea does not refute or have issue with the charges or facts but won’t accept guilt for his or her actions either. While it is different than pleading guilty, a no contest plea can result in immediate jail time. The one benefit is that it can speed up the entire process.

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