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You can plead guilty but it is up to the judge/jury to convict you. Just because you plead guilty does not mean you are convicted. A guilty plea quite simply means the person is admitting to the crime that was committed. Therefore, there is no trial, no jury the judge will impose sentence based upon the circumstances of the case in question and the person's prior criminal history (if any). Interestingly, in certain states (such as Florida) a plea of nolo contendere by most licensed healthcare professionals to a "crime related to the practice ... or the ability to practice" their profession constitutes a conviction for purposes of licensure discipline in an administrative proceeding by the regulatory board. See Chapter 456, Florida Statutes.

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Is a guilty plea of CDV the same as a Conviction of CDV?

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Is a plea of nolo contendere the same as a not guilty plea?

No, it is a guilty plea

Is a plea bargain the same as a conviction?

No. A conviction follows a judicial proceedinghaving found someone guilty of a crime. A plea bargain is a negotiated agreement between the criminal defendant who agrees to plead guilty and the prosecutor who makes concessions regarding the charges or/and the sentence.

Is a plea the same as a conviction?

No, they are not synonymous. A 'plea' is what THE DEFENDANT OFFERS to the court. A CONVICTION is the 'finding' of the court after considering all evidence and testimony.

Can a person plead nolo contendere in theft by taking and is it a felony?

Yes you can but you need to be aware that it has the same legal effect as a guilty plea. If you plead no contest you will have a conviction on your record. It would be the same as if had plead guilty or been convicted after a trial.

Are the plea of guilty and plea bargaining the same?

They are both a part of the same process. The defendant (or his attorney) offers something to the prosecutor in exchange for the prosecutors acceptance of a plea of guilty to a lesser offense, or a guaranteed shorter sentence.

After pleading no contest can you change your plea to guilty?

pleading no contest is the same as pleading guilty

Is adjudicated guilty the same as a conviction?


Is a plea of youthful offender the same as a admission of guilt?

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Is a criminal record the same thing as the criminal complaint?

No, a criminal record is not the same thing as a criminal complaint. A complaint is an accusation, which may or may not result in a conviction. Only a conviction of a crime will result in a criminal record. If someone has complained about you, that does not in itself make you guilty of a crime.

Are there restrictions to using the nolo contendere plea?

No. Such a plea is simply a nicer-sounding way of pleading guilty. When utilizing the Nolo plea you are conceding that the prosecution does have sufficient evidence of your guilt.Nolo contendre is a Latin-derived term meaning "I will not contest" (i.e.: the charge against me), which is a plea made by a defendant to a criminal charge, allowing the judge to then find him/her guilty. It has the same effect as a plea of guilty.

Are convicted and sentenced the same thing?

No a conviction means that you have been found guilty or responsible for committing a crime. while sentencing relates to the punishment.

Is being convicted the same as pleading guilty?

No - you could still be convicted even if you plead not guilty. The conviction is as a result of the evidence.

If you plead nolo contendere will the charge stay off of your record?

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Can charges be removed from your record if you plead no contest?

No. A plea of "no contest" is just about the same thing as pleading 'guilty." It just sounds nicer. And the charges go on your criminal history record anyway.

How do most criminal cases end?

Most criminal cases end in a plea bargain negotiated by the defense and prosecution.Although these cases may end with a plea bargains and do not even reach a court, the plea always results in the conviction of the defendant of some offense, although not always the same crime as the one they were originally charged with... but a conviction nonetheless.

If you pled guilty to a misdemeanor and received summary probation does that mean you were convicted of a crime?

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Does nolo contendere stays in records for life?

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Are you considered convicted of a moving violation if you pay the speeding ticket without going to court?

Yes, this has the same effect as a guilty plea.

Convicting Judge and prosecuting attorney in Michigan agree to reopen a case that you plead guilty to it was changed to not guilty case dismissed is this still a conviction?

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What happens once a plea of not guilty is recorded?

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What does a plea of no contest mean?

By pleading "no contest" you are admitting that you believe the state has enough evidence to convict you but you will not force them to go through an entire court trial to prove it. It has the same effect as a guilty plea, but sounds "nicer."

What does disposition date mean?

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