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copped a plea

Spanish translation: me declaré culpable de un delito menor...

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English term or phrase:copped a plea
Spanish translation:me declaré culpable de un delito menor...
Entered by: Oliver Chacon
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00:37 Dec 13, 2010
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: copped a plea
Contexto:

The criminal charges were quite serious, so I had little choice and copped a plea.
Oliver Chacon
Local time: 02:13
me declaré culpable de un delito menor...
Explanation:
cop a plea
To plead guilty to a lesser charge so as to avoid standing trial for a more serious charge.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/copped a plea


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Note added at 21 mins (2010-12-13 00:59:42 GMT)
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to cop a plea: declararse culpable de un delito menor para obtener una sentencia más leve
http://diccionario.reverso.net/ingles-espanol/cop shop



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Note added at 36 mins (2010-12-13 01:13:56 GMT)
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http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cop a plea
To plead guilty for a lesser crime.

When charged with murder, one may cop a plea for manslaughter if the odds are against him or her.
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Jairo Payan
Colombia
Local time: 02:13
Grading comment
Gracias
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +6me declaré culpable de un delito menor...
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21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +6
me declaré culpable de un delito menor...


Explanation:
cop a plea
To plead guilty to a lesser charge so as to avoid standing trial for a more serious charge.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/copped a plea


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Note added at 21 mins (2010-12-13 00:59:42 GMT)
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to cop a plea: declararse culpable de un delito menor para obtener una sentencia más leve
http://diccionario.reverso.net/ingles-espanol/cop shop



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Note added at 36 mins (2010-12-13 01:13:56 GMT)
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http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cop a plea
To plead guilty for a lesser crime.

When charged with murder, one may cop a plea for manslaughter if the odds are against him or her.

Jairo Payan
Colombia
Local time: 02:13
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 27
Grading comment
Gracias

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agree  Eileen Banks
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agree  Barbara Cochran, MFA
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agree  Christine Walsh
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agree  Anne Smith Campbell: Si.
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agree  Beatriz Ramírez de Haro
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