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Elements of a Guilty Plea

What are the elements of a guilty plea? Should someone be able to contest a guilty plea? Are the methods already in place effective? Why, or why not?

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During the judicial process of a criminal trial the defendant has numerous options in which they can plea to the crime. One of those is by entering a guilty plea. The guilty plea consist three elements. According to Worrall (2010), those three elements include that the defendant must understand the nature of the charge or charges of ...