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My mother and my sisters have pleaded for me, and you turn a deaf ear--"
Lippet, if you are retained for the prisoner,” interrupted Judge Temple, “instruct your client how to plead; if not, the court will assign him counsel.”
“Do you plead guilty or not guilty?” said the Judge.
Lippet had anticipated the answers of Natty, and in a whisper advised him how to plead. But the feelings of the old hunter were awakened by some of the expressions in the indictment, and, forgetful of his caution, he exclaimed:
'guilty' or 'not guilty,' and they pleaded 'not guilty' for her.
Unfortunately though, since some offenders plead 'not guilty' purely to try and thwart the court proceedings, they do at the same time put at grave risk those that plead 'not guilty' in various courts because they sincerely and genuinely did not either carry out the offences listed against them nor did they utter certain statements attributed to them and so they plead 'not guilty'.
John Law, 48, of Albany Road, Earlsdon, pleaded guilty to two counts of harassment.
Three sisters from the West Midlands pleaded guilty and were sentenced last month.
Pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply amphetamine and cocaine and was jailed for eight years.
Shantel Steffens, 39, of Vegennes, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a Class 3 felony.
Peter Scotter, 55, of Beach Street, Sunderland Park, pleaded guilty to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour and the offence was racially aggravated.