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No Contest

by Vincent Davis on July 15, 2013


Do you know the difference between pleading Guilty and No Contest in a criminal matter? If not, you should because it may help you out in a civil matter.

A no contest plea means that while you do not admit your guilt, you do admit the truth of the facts alleged in the indictment, information or complaint. No contest pleas are also known as “nolo contendere” or “nolo” pleas. While a plea of no contest or guilty  does not make difference in criminal law, it can be a difference maker in civil cases. A plea of guilty can be used as evidence against you in a civil lawsuit. However, a plea of no contest cannot.

This is important in automobile accidents. Many times an automobile accident is caused by another’s unlawful operation of his motor vehicle, for which he is given a traffic ticket or citation. If that individual pleads guilty to that ticket or citation than it may be used against him in a civil case to prove his negligence. However, if he pleads no contest than it may not be used to prove his liability in the civil case.

It is important to know the difference because these occurrences happen on a daily basis and it is important to know how to protect yourself.

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  • Personal injury attorneys in Southern California , Vincent W Davis and Associates are Injury & Auto Accident Lawyers that offer legal help with Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith, Auto Accident, Wrongful Death, Birth Injurys, Motorcycle Accidents, and slip & fall injuries throughout California.

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