Pleading No Contest (verb) – When a criminal defendant pleads no contest, it means that he or she is neither pleading guilty or not guilty to the crimes that they’re being charged with. Therefore, pleading no contest is not considered an admission of guilt, but the plea is still treated as a conviction.

  • The male defendant pleaded no contest to the vandalism charge in order for their case to come to a quick close.

Also see Guilty Verdict, Not Guilty Verdict, and Plea Bargain.