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Pander To provide products or services which cater to the sexual gratification of others. To entice another into prostitution.
Parole To release from confinement after serving part of a sentence, usually with terms and conditions provided in the parole order.
Parole Violation An act that does not conform to the terms of parole.
Perjury Intentionally making a false statement under oath.
Plea The defendant’s formal answer to a charge.
Plea Bargain A plea of guilt to a lesser offense in return for a lighter sentence.
Prayer for Judgment, 1st Offense (NC) Asking the court to give leniency. No finding of guilt by the court.
Pre-Trial Intervention An extensive background check to help determine if charges will be pressed.
Probation Relief of all or part of a sentence on the promise of proper conduct.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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