no contest


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In 2000, Hurwitz pleaded no contest to the 1990 murder of his employee Tim Moreau. oregonlive, "Larry Hurwitz, the ‘Starry Night Murder,’ and a life of crime: Reporter Jim Redden on his years tracking a killer," 17 Sep. 2019 In the wake of that ruling, Contra Costa Superior Court Judge Wade Rhyne suspended more than $3,000 in court fees charged to a defendant who pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. Annie Sciacca, The Mercury News, "Contra Costa to consider waiving certain court fees," 13 Sep. 2019 Haynesworth pled no contest to a lesser charge of simple assault., "Before this, Brown simply had sports baggage — being self-absorbed, selfish, unreliable, and temperamental. The type of stuff teams can write off with bromides about fresh starts and clean slates. The type of stuff fans forgive at the sight of preferred laundry.," 12 Sep. 2019 Each had pleaded no contest to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. Megan Cassidy,, "Ghost Ship trial: Max Harris walks out of jail after acquittal; Derick Almena remains jailed after mistrial in his case," 5 Sep. 2019 Last year, Almena and Harris pleaded no contest to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter, and Alameda County assistant district attorney Teresa Drenick said the men would avoid trial and face sentencing in August 2018. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "Verdict reached in trial of two men in the 36 deaths in Oakland's Ghost Ship fire," 5 Sep. 2019 Another co-defendant, Ricky Valente, 21, pleaded no contest to being an accessory after the fact and was placed on probation for three years. San Diego Union-Tribune, "2 men sentenced to prison for 2016 killing of Camp Pendleton Marine in South L.A.," 27 Aug. 2019 Yeon’s husband, Howard, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor insurance evasion charge. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, "East Bay sushi restaurant owners take plea deal in tax evasion case," 22 Aug. 2019 An Osceola County Sheriff’s deputy had her license suspended and will have to pay $1,500 in fines and fees after pleading no contest to a careless driving charge for a crash that killed a Disney employee last year. Cristóbal Reyes,, "Osceola deputy fined, has license suspended for careless driving in fatal rear-end crash," 21 Aug. 2019

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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