Definitions for Alford plea
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A plea in criminal court in which the defendant does not admit guilt but concedes the government has sufficient evidence to convict.
Origin: Originated in the US legal case before the Supreme Court of the United States, North Carolina v. Alford (1970).
An Alford plea in United States law is a guilty plea in criminal court, where the defendant does not admit the act and asserts innocence. Under the Alford plea, the defendant admits that sufficient evidence exists with which the prosecution could likely convince a judge or jury to find the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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