acceptance of responsibility

Legal Definition of acceptance of responsibility

: a convicted federal defendant's acknowledgment of and remorse for his or her crime such that the sentencing judge has the discretion under the federal sentencing guidelines to reduce the offense level and so impose a less severe sentence

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“Acceptance of responsibility.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/acceptance%20of%20responsibility. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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