no-contest To plead No Contest means you are not saying you committed the crime and you are not saying you did not commit the crime. You agree that the State can produce sufficient evidence to prove the crime charged.

If you plead No Contest, you give up your right to a trial by jury. The decision as to what happens and the possible penalties becomes the decision of the judge. It is important to note that a plea of No Contest is treated as if you pled guilty.