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I am studying for my written test to become court interpreter I

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I am studying for my written test to become court interpreter
I have a question
what does count 1,2, 3(I think this means guilty)
is there anymore count?

Kirk Adams : Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm a litigation attorney. Thanks for your question.



so what is count 1 mean?


count 2


count 3 is plea guilty right?

Kirk Adams : In a civil case, a "Count" is each separate cause of action in the complaint that the plaintiff is suing for. For example, a complaint might begin with a "first count" for negligence; a second count for breach of contract, a third count for debt, and so forth.

or I saw a sample question stated the defendent plead count 3


and the answer was guilty

Kirk Adams : In a criminal case, each "Count" is a statement of a different alleged crime: Count 1: Breaking and Entering; Count 2: Assault; Count 3: Grand Theft

let me check my q again

Kirk Adams : That just means that the defendant had 3 counts against him, and he pled guilty to Count 3 (but didn't plead guilty to Counts 1 or 2.

yah when the attorrney says to the court "you honor, my client is willing to plead to count 3

Kirk Adams : A count has nothing to do with guilt or innocence.

and the answer was guilty


the clinet wish to plead guilty to count 3


that is the answer


so made me think does it mean there are count 2 or 1?

Kirk Adams : That's sounds right. This means that the defendant agreed to plead guilty to the Third Count (whatever that was), and didn't plead guilty to Counts 1 and 2.
Kirk Adams : For example:
Kirk Adams : Count 1: possession of marijuana

got u now it all make sense now thanks!!!!

Kirk Adams : Count 2: possession of cocaine
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