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My nephew is pleading out to a misdemeanor theft and has yet

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my nephew is pleading out to a misdemeanor theft and has yet to find out how much restitution he will have to pay. should he still plead out?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Ely replied 11 months ago.

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I am sorry to hear about this situation. The term "pleading out" can have several meanings:

a) Plead guilty simply and fall on the mercy of the court;

b) Plead guilty within a plea deal for a fixed amount of restitution; or

c) Plead guilty on a deferment option, if offered.

Which of these are you referring to?

Expert:  Ely replied 11 months ago.
Hello! Just touching base to see if you still needed an answer and if you could reply to my query. Thanks!