No-Contest Plea Bargain: When Guilt Doesn’t Matter

April 4, 2014

Three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Hugh Douglas, who played with the New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League, recently entered a no-contest plea and avoided spending the next few months in prison. Although Douglas’ choice of nolo contendere served him well, criminal defendants should understand the consequences of entering such pleas.