acceptance of responsibility

Definition of "acceptance of responsibility"
  1. The confession and regret shown by an individual who has been federally convicted, granting the sentencing judge the flexibility to lower the offense level under federal sentencing rules, potentially resulting in a lesser punishment
How to use "acceptance of responsibility" in a sentence
  1. The judge considered his acceptance of responsibility and decided on a lighter sentence.
  2. Showing acceptance of responsibility, the individual confessed to the crime and expressed remorse.
  3. While discussing the case, the attorney pointed out her client's clear acceptance of responsibility as a factor that may lead to lesser punishment.

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