silent record

noun

Legal Definition of silent record

: a record of a criminal proceeding which does not show that the defendant acted with knowledge or understanding of his or her rights (as in entering a plea of guilty or waiving the right to counsel)

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“Silent record.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/silent%20record. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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