Nolo contendere

Nolo contendere – The term comes from Latin and is used for “I will not defend it.”, it means no contest at all. Used primarily in criminal proceedings whereby the defendant declines to refute the evidence of the prosecution. In some jurisdictions, this response by the defendant has same effect as a plea of guilty, but not precluding him from denying the charge in a subsequent action. In some legal systems the Criminal Law provises that a charge can not rely only on pleading guilty by the defendant.

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