cop a plea

Definition of "cop a plea"
  1. When the accused in a crime case agrees to plead guilty or 'no contest' to receive a lenient sentence or lesser charges in a plea bargain
How to use "cop a plea" in a sentence
  1. To avoid a trial, she decided to cop a plea and take the reduced sentence.
  2. The judge asked him if he would like to cop a plea rather than face all the charges.
  3. Their lawyer suggested they cop a plea to avoid possible jail time.

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