guilty as charged

idiom

: having committed the crime one is accused of committing
The state will prove that the defendants are guilty as charged.

Examples of guilty as charged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Virtually no one took in the performance with a phone in front of their face, save for one American tourist (guilty as charged). Sheila Yasmin Marikar Susan Wright, New York Times, 6 Sep. 2023 Felicity Huffman released from prison after stint for college admissions scandal The two wealthy fathers – Wilson, a former Staples and Gap executive and Abdelaziz, a former Wynn Resorts executive – were found guilty as charged in 2021 in the first trial stemming from the scheme. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 29 June 2023 Isaacs, Meggs, Steele and Sandra Parker were found guilty as charged while Greene was acquitted of conspiracy to obstruct and prevent officers from carrying out their duties. Quinn Owen, ABC News, 20 Mar. 2023 From vital needs such as workout space and equipment to bonus items such as T-shirts and personal supplies, the NCAA convicted itself, guilty as charged with valuing the men’s game above the women’s. BostonGlobe.com, 19 Mar. 2021 The jury's verdict on eight charges, including two counts each of first-degree murder, felony murder and kidnapping: guilty as charged. CBS News, 19 Nov. 2022 Tharp's masterpiece is a work that virtually nobody tires of seeing again and again — and almost an addiction for some dance fans (guilty as charged). Jocelyn Noveck, ajc, 20 Oct. 2022 If looks could kill, Mabel and her hoop earrings are guilty as charged. Vulture, 11 July 2022 Gomez, 25, pleaded guilty as charged on Aug. 28, 2018, served an eight-month prison sentence, according to court records. Ramon Antonio Vargas | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, 22 Oct. 2020 See More

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“Guilty as charged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guilty%20as%20charged. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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