NO CONTEST

NO CONTEST

no contest. A criminal defendant’s plea that, while not admitting guilt, the defendant will not dispute the charge. ? This plea is often preferable to a guilty plea, which can be used against the defendant in a later civil lawsuit. ¡ª Also termed no-contest plea; nolo contendere; non vult contendere. Cf. ALFORD PLEA. [Cases: Criminal Law 275. C.J.S. Criminal Law ¡ì¡ì 398¨C407, 417.]
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