Summers, meanwhile, entered an Alford plea to the misdemeanor charge of unlawful imprisonment, receiving a one-year probation.
Instead, Kolko received a plea deal that allowed him to plea guilty to child endangerment.
Sean had to make a choice: go to trial and face decades in prison, or take the plea.
If any of the defendants renounce their plea, however, the government can move to withdraw and the court can accept.
“Ordinarily a plea bargain has a five year cap,” said Rick Simmons, a blue-chip defense attorney with no involvement in the case.
Were I to advance the plea of youth in excuse of the naiveness to be found in these pages, he would be likely to say "Bosh!"
Life shelves them on the plea that they are old; but that is not the reason.
But in spite of all that is being done, we continue to make our plea for the little children.
The plea touched to the bottom of her heart, but she could not, would not yield.
The plea for co-operation is, to say the least, hypocritical in the face of the determination to refuse justice to the Punjab.
early 13c., "lawsuit," from Anglo-French plai (late 12c.), Old French plait "lawsuit, decision, decree" (9c.), from Medieval Latin placitum "lawsuit," in classical Latin, "opinion, decree," literally "that which pleases, thing which is agreed upon," properly neuter past participle of placere (see please). Sense development seems to be from "something pleasant," to "something that pleases both sides," to "something that has been decided." Meaning "a pleading, an agreement in a suit" is attested from late 14c. Plea-bargaining is first attested 1963. Common pleas (early 13c.) originally were legal proceedings over which the Crown did not claim exclusive jurisdiction (as distinct from pleas of the Crown); later "actions brought by one subject against another."