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Definitions: Criminal Justice Terms

 
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Negligence Flagrant and reckless disregard of the safety of others. Willful indifference.
Negotiated Plea See Plea Bargain.
No Bill or No True Bill The decision by a grand jury that it will not bring indictment against the accused on the basis of the allegations and evidence presented by the prosecutor.
No Contest A plea in which the defendant does not contest the charge. This has the same effect as a guilty plea except the conviction cannot be used against the defendant in a civil suit.
No Papered Charges were not pursued. (This is a legal term in Washington, D.C.)
Nolle Pros or Nolle Prosequi Latin phrase used by the district attorney or plaintiff when they do not wish to prosecute or proceed with the action.
Nolo Contendre Latin phrase used by a defendant to say “I do not wish to contest.” This plea in a criminal case has the legal effect of pleading guilty. See No Contest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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