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  1. pleas

    In legal terms, a plea is simply an answer to a claim made by someone in a criminal case under common law using the adversarial system. Colloquially, a plea has come to mean the assertion by a defendant at arraignment, or otherwise in response to a criminal charge, whether that person pleaded or pled guilty, not guilty, nolo contendere (a.k.a. no contest), no case to answer (in the United Kingdom), or Alford plea (in the United States). The concept of the plea is one of the significant differences between criminal procedure under common law and procedure under the civil law system. Under common law, a defendant who pleads guilty is automatically convicted, and the remainder of the trial is used to determine the sentence. This produces a system known as plea bargaining, in which defendants may plead guilty in exchange for a more lenient punishment. In civil law jurisdictions, a confession by the defendant is treated like any other piece of evidence. A full confession does not prevent a full trial or relieve the prosecutor from presenting a case to the court.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PLEAS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pleas is ranked #30509 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Pleas surname appeared 765 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Pleas.

    57.2% or 438 total occurrences were Black.
    30.9% or 237 total occurrences were White.
    9% or 69 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.

Anagrams for pleas »

  1. lapse

  2. leaps

  3. pales

  4. peals

  5. salep

  6. sepal

  7. spale

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleas in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of pleas in a Sentence

  1. John Thune:

    When Trump was in the White House… and made repeated pleas to the Republican Senate to try and get rid of the filibuster, we resisted that. The reason we did is because we knew someday we would be in the minority.

  2. Lauree Simmons:

    His owners brought him to the plane and said, Please take our dog and get him the care he needs... we know he will die here if he stays, Simmons recalled. The group now hasover 70 rescued dogs, andthe number keeps climbing. Simmons said many Bahamians are still also looking for pets that were lost during the storm, not knowing whether they are dead are alive. Weve gotten nine pleas from owners sending us pictures and locations where their dog was left, we also got a desperate plea from a family of five who had lost their home and they tried to get on a plane and they wouldnt let them take their dogs, so they stayed behind and they wouldnt leave their dog. We found a way yesterday to get their family to Nassau because two of their children didnt have visas to come in and get them on a plane safely.

  3. Leana Wen:

    Every day, I have to decide : Who are the people in our city who have access to this medication ? i hope that Congress and the federal government will hear our pleas for help and provide us with the resources we need.

  4. Gretchen Whitmer:

    Despite pleas from Oxford families, these issues never even got a hearing in the last legislature, this year, let’s change that. Let’s work together to stop the violence and save lives.

  5. David Cole:

    By any measure, the commissions have been a failure, they've obtained almost no convictions other than a handful of guilty pleas, and many of the convictions have been overturned on appeal.

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