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No Contest Pleas

Why Do Innocent People Plead Guilty?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.29.2012 | Crime
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Roughly 20 percent of those that have been exonerated confessed to the crimes with which they were charged. Most involved persons who had actually gone to trial, but we have no way of knowing how many entered guilty pleas through bargains and never appealed as a result.