Nolo contendere

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  • Zero Tolerance Policy Analysis

    Throughout the course of a probation officers’ career, their moral integrity is tested each day. Although there are a numerous amount of officers who act ethically on a daily basis, there are almost as many who act unethically. This paper examines a single incident where Meaghan Fields let her temptation and longing for love dictate her actions. These actions ultimately violated the zero tolerance policy (and other laws as well) that were upheld by her department. The issue with enforcing the zero tolerance policy results in a higher likelihood that people will violate it, thus leading to ethical dilemmas. Regardless of the issue of trying to enforce this policy, there are still ways to minimize sexual relations from occurring between probation officers and probationers. What should be taken away from Meagan Fields’s case is that one should never fall victim to their own temptations/wants in order to uphold their moral integrity and remain ethical. “Honest, hardworking, reasonable, and trustworthy” are all words that come to mind when thinking of the ideal probation/parole officer. Unfortunately, each of these qualities are not found in every probation/parole officer. The character of an ethical officer is not built overnight; throughout an officer’s entire career he/she continues to prove how ethical he or she is through their actions. Unlike ethical officers, an unethical officer can be built overnight through one mistake or bad decision. The choices of both ethical and…

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  • Essay On Plea Bargain

    prosecutor can offer them: a lowered sentence, fewer charges, reduce the severity of the charges, etc. In order for the plea to be valid the defendant has to plea guilty in open court before a judge. “About 95 percent of all criminal convictions are the result of guilty pleas rather than trials, so prosecutors offer bargains in nearly every case”("Plea Bargain"). A plea bargain is a simple process, and there are many different reasons for people to take it. The prosecutor often offers the…

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  • Reflection In Criminal Justice

    Once everyone sat down the first person got sworn in. There first few people needed translators, their offences included driving without a license or suspended license and got into and accident most of them pled guilty but one did not. She looked like a minor and she pled nolo contendere. She was driving on a permit, and she failed to yield at stop signal. Which in result created an accident. She did have insurance and payed for the damages. She was given a warning with a two hundred dollar…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Plea Bargaining

    the sen-tence of a convict are both unethical and inacceptable. Yet this does happen in courts. 5.2 What is plea bargaining? A plea bargaining (PB) is an agreement between the prosecutor and the defendant in a criminal case. The prosecutor gives the defendant the opportunity to plead guilty to a lesser charge or to the original charge with less than the maximum sentence. For exam-ple, the prosecution and the defence may agree to a misdemeanour charge instead of felony charge or the parties…

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  • Injustice: Appropriate As Evidence

    agree to appear in court for all scheduled proceedings as a condition of your release. Betty, it is crucial that you obey to such term because if you fail to appear your cash or property you put you put up for bail will be forfeited to the government. If the judge feels that your crime is not too serious/ dangerous he can release you on your own recognizance, on your personal promise to appear for court. In Addition keep in mind that under the Eight Amendment, excessive bail or cruel and unusual…

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  • What Are The Three Branches Of The Criminal Justice System

    and the case is dismissed. At that time the defendant is free to go without penalty or requirement to stand trial (Aberle, 2014). ARRAIGNMENT Once the prosecution has established probable cause and an indictment has been made against an individual, that individual is brought before the court with jurisdiction to hear the case for the first time (Aberle, 2014). Once the individual is present, with council, they are formally read the charges against them, given their sixth amendment rights for…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Euthanasia Essay

    “A person who assists in a suicide is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than fifteen years or fined not more than one hundred thousand dollars, or both. The license or certification of a health care professional who assists in a suicide shall be revoked or suspended when the person is convicted, pleads guilty of nolo contendere. And injunctive relief may be sought against a person who it is reasonably believed is about to, or who is in the course of,…

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