Definitions for "GUILTY PLEA"
a defendant's formal answer in open court to the charge(s) in a complaint, indictment, or information, stating that the charge(s) is true and that he/she has committed the offense(s) as charged.
A defendant's formal admission of guilt. See also Plea.
an admission against interest and prima facie evidence of the facts admitted
Keywords:  solemn, lightly, act, united, set
a solemn act not to be set aside lightly
a solemn act not to United States v
a waiver of several constitutional rights, including the privilege against compulsory self-incrimination and the right to trial by jury
a form of cooperation with the prosecutor that should be considered as a mitigating factor