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What does NC stand for?

NC stands for Nolo Contendere (Latin: No Contest; court plea)

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The irony in this is that one of my father's best friends was a lawyer, albeit in another city, who would gladly have represented him for nothing and warned him against pleading nolo contendere.
Defendant JUDGMENT The defendant, -- being personally before this court represented by --, the attorney of record, and the state represented by --, and having -- been tried and found guilty by jury/by court of the following crime(s) -- entered a plea of guilty to the following crime(s) -- entered a plea of nolo contendere to the following crime(s) Offense Degree Statute Of Case OBTS Count Crime Number(s) Crime Number Number -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- and no cause being shown why the defendant should not be adjudicated guilty, IT IS ORDERED THAT the defendant is hereby ADJUDICATED GUILTY of the above crime(s).
This can include, but not be limited to a plea of nolo contendere entered to the charge; or a displayed inability to practice nursing as a registered professional nurse or licensed undergraduate nurse with reasonable skill and safety due to illness, use of alcohol, drugs, narcotics, chemicals, or any other type of material, or as a result of any mental or physical condition.
Although the precedential value of this decision may be limited (two Justices dissented; one Justice concurred in the result but noted that involuntary intoxication would auger for a different result; the policyholder's conduct was both outrageous and his explanation bizarre and perhaps suspect; he had pleaded nolo contendere to criminal charges related to the assault and intent is usually an element of a crime).
29) For example, investors in a limited partnership did not meet the requirements, even though the organizers were sentenced to prison, because one organizer's plea of nolo contendere did not prove that a theft occurred under state law.
While offenders who enter nolo contendere or Alford pleas waive their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination, they would nonetheless benefit if courts sentenced them to treatment programs that do not require admissions of guilt prior to entrance, or as a condition of continued participation in the program.