The Application in Romanian Jurisprudence of the “Alford Plea” and “Nolo Contendere” Principles
Keywords:Alford plea, nolo contendere, plea agreement, Criminal procedure
AbstractThe article aims to analyze the jurisprudence of the highest courts regarding the interpretation and application of guilt plea standards known in the United States of America as the "Alford" or "nolo contendere" pleas. In this regard, it will briefly present the special procedure of the guilty plea agreement, with a focus on the acknowledgment of guilt and the imputed offense by the defendants. Furthermore, it will present the elements of the aforementioned American procedures and recent relevant jurisprudence, followed by a conclusion.
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