Less likely than what? They may plead not guilty because they are in fact innocent. Or they may plead not guilty so they can see what evidence the state has against them and perhaps work out a deal on a lesser charge.
5 Answers · Politics & Government · 04/08/2009
read John Grishams new book The Innocent Man. it's a true story and it'll scare the crap out of you to see how easily something like that can happen.
5 Answers · Politics & Government · 29/01/2008
... between Not Guilty and any of the other two... shouldn't have charged him with Murder in the Second ... increased to about 20 - about 1/2 & 1...
4 Answers · Politics & Government · 13/07/2013
... most states and in the Federal court system, this would be conspiracy to commit murder. Other states would charge you with attempted murder, accessory to murder, manslaughter, voluntary homicide or some...
7 Answers · Politics & Government · 23/04/2011
In the US, first degree murder is life in prison without parole. By pleading to a lesser charge, usually second degree murder, the person would still get a substantial prison sentence, but could be eventually eligible for parole.
6 Answers · Politics & Government · 18/02/2009
... amid wild boar carcasses, pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to life in prison...s Office dropped a concealment of death charge. Police said Golden ...
1 Answers · Politics & Government · 27/07/2008
... a confession. Even if charged, it is (hopefully) unlikely that a prosecutor would allow a guilty plea if the only evidence is the...unlikely that a court would allow someone to plead guilty and then get the death penalty...
2 Answers · Politics & Government · 14/05/2010
Considering you're talking about the PA case, he gets found guilty because he did it and he knew what he was doing. Juvi 'til he's 21, then on up to state prison.
3 Answers · Politics & Government · 25/02/2009
...a jury finds "Not Guilty" as they did in the ... new evidence comes to light (Died from negligence, ... the same case but not for the murder case that has already been...
5 Answers · Politics & Government · 24/08/2011
...of proof. In a criminal case you must be found guilty "beyond reasonable doubt". In a civil case you... been stated as that the jury needs to be 95% sure you did it in a criminal case, but only 51...
5 Answers · Politics & Government · 22/09/2009