plead innocent : Common Errors in English

About plead innocent

Lawyers frown on the phrase “plead innocent” (it’s “plead guilty” or"plead not guilty”); but outside of legal contexts the phrase isstandard English.

plead innocent in News

  • Filing: Shoffner plans to plead innocent

    LITTLE ROCK — Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner says she plans to plead innocent to charges she accepted cash payments from a bond broker to whom she steered state investments, but a federal judge says she can't skip a hearing to enter that plea.
    on June 24, 2013 Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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