Many courts in Collin County only allow a criminal defendant the option of pleading guilty if deferred disposition is offered. Wylie Municipal Court does allow the defendant to choose whether to plead guilty or no contest when deferred disposition is available. So what’s the main difference between the two?
A no contest plea is a criminal defendant’s pleading that does not admit guilt but subjects him or her to punishment as though a guilty plea had been entered, the determination of guilt remaining open in other proceedings. If a civil lawsuit is brought against the defendant where the criminal case is of significance, the no contest plea might not be admissible in the civil proceeding. A guilty plea, on the other hand, might be admissible in a civil proceeding where the criminal case is of significance.
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