Guilty By pleading guilty, you admit that you committed the act charges, that the act is prohibited by law, and that you have no defense for your actions.
A guilty plea will be considered a conviction and recorded as such on your criminal or driving record. You may be subject to a state surcharge.
Nolo Contendere – No Contest A plea of nolo contendere, also known as no contest, simply means that you do not wish to contest the charges against you. No contest has the same legal effect as a guilty plea.
Not Guilty A plea of not guilty means you deny guilt. If you plead not guilty your case will be set for the next pre-trial hearing. Following the pre-trial hearing, you will need to determine whether you want a bench trial (trial by judge) or a jury trial (six members of your peers).