plea is a type of plea where a defendant does not admit to being guilty to the
judge. A person who enters an Alford
plea admits that the evidence the prosecutor would present at trial would be
enough to prove the person guilty, but the defendant does not admit to
committing the crime like they do in a standard plea of guilty. In an Alford
plea, the court still imposes punishment as if the person pleaded guilty,
even though the person does not actually admit guilt.