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    Guilty is defined as a court decision that a defendant committed a crime.

    California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)

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    Another guilty definition is a plea by the defendant in which he acknowledges guilt either of the offense charged or of a less serious offense pursuant to an agreement with the prosecuting attorney. It should be understood, however, that the court may not be obliged to recognize this.

    State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Superior Court Operations Division. “Glossary of Legal Terminology – Most Frequently Used Terms”

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    Responsible for a delinquency, crime, or other offense; not innocent.

    National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)

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    A legal verdict that an individual has committed a criminal act.

    Drogin, Eric Y., et al. Handbook of forensic assessment: Psychological and psychiatric perspectives. Vol. 209. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

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    Guiltyis a plea accepting guilt, or a verdict from a judge or jury that the prosecution has met its burden of proof.

    Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “Women’s Legal Rights Handbook” (2015)