Plea Colloquy – an open-court dialogue, usually just before the defendant enters a plea, where the judge ensures the defendant understands the consequences of the plea

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plea colloquy:
(1969)

1. Criminal procedure. An open-court dialogue between the judge and a criminal defendant, usually just before the defendant enters a plea, to establish that the defendant understands the consequences of the plea. [1]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

 

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