What are my options on entering a plea?

A plea must be made in person or by mail with a copy of your driver’s license or 2 forms of ID or by an Attorney.

  • GUILTY – By a plea of “guilty”, you admit that the act is prohibited by law, that you committed the act charged and that you have no defense or excuse for your act.
  • NOLO CONTENDRE – A plea of “nolo contendere” (or “no contest”) means that you do not contest the State’s charge against you. While it is not an admission by you that you are guilty, you will almost certainly be found guilty. A plea of guilty or no contest, and a finding of guilt, will result in a conviction on your record. However, a plea of “no contest” cannot be used against you in a subsequent civil suit for damages.
  • NOT GUILTY – A plea of “not guilty” means that you are informing the Court that you deny guilt or that you have a good defense, and that the State must prove what is charged against you.

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