r/PublicFreakout Jan 24 '23

2 lady’s flipping a guys car after he burnt the Quran Repost 😔

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u/iForgot_My_Password Jan 25 '23

Don't most people plead not guilty even if there's video evidence?


u/ForgotMyRedditPWord Jan 25 '23

Top tier username


u/Redking211 Jan 25 '23

what is ur p word? pineapple?


u/Tater72 Jan 25 '23

Safe word is pineapple


u/ialwaysplayhealer Jan 25 '23

No. Most people plead guilty. A shocking amount plead guilty even if they are not guilty. Because it is often more beneficial to just take a lesser sentence with a plea than fight it, potentially lose, and get a much harsher sentence.

I can't find a specific number for Norway. In America it is 95%

I can't imagine it is highly different in Norway especially if their prison system is not a super terrible sentence.


u/iForgot_My_Password Jan 25 '23

After I commented I looked it up and at least for initial charges you're wrong. If people are being charged with a felony district courts legally won't even allow a defendant to plead guilty. Maybe they end up pleading guilty but on initial charges they do not, they're literally not allowed to, plus they would want a lawyer to look over the case to make sure they're being charged correctly.



u/Sillyviking Jan 25 '23

That's rather interesting, though it doesn't apply in this case


u/iForgot_My_Password Jan 25 '23

Different over in Norway?


u/Sillyviking Jan 25 '23

From what I gathered from a very quick read is that one can plead guilty and thereby accept one's sentence without a trial if the frame of punishment is less than 10 years in prison. I am not sure what sort of punishments would be relevant in this case, but I do think it is possible for it to be more than 10 years.


u/-Phantazm- Jan 25 '23

In America, you rarely see people plea guilty on their first appearance. Usually you plead not guilty until your attorney has reached a plea agreement with the prosecutor otherwise you go to trial. There's also an Alford plea where you pretty much say "I'm not guilty, but if we try this case there's probably enough evidence to convict me."


u/maiden_burma Jan 25 '23

never any reason to plead guilty

your lawyer can always get the charges down if you plead not guilty, but the judge never gives you a light sentence for pleading guilty


u/Lurkalope Jan 25 '23

Getting the charges down usually means a lesser sentence. In some cases it is absolutely advisable to plead guilty.


u/Brock_Way Jan 25 '23

Any first offender will plead not guilty because probation is going to be 6 months, and after that the charges are dropped if they don't re-offend, and they pay the administrative fee.

So if they are found guilty and appeal, there is no way the appeal can be scheduled within the probation period. So once the 6 months elapses, they just drop the appeal and eat the admin fee.

And as a person with no priors, I feel pretty good knowing I can totally fuck someone if I want to, and it will only cost me $200.