Florida priest, Francis Guinan, pled guilty this month to embezzling $850,000 from his south Florida church. His trial was set to start and right before selecting a jury, Guinan changed his plea to guilty. It is not clear at this point if the priest had a plea deal with the state attorney or if he pled straight up to the judge.
If you have been arrested for a crime in Florida and the charges are filed against you, you have some options. You can plea not guilty, plea guilty with a negotiated sentence with the state attorney, or plea guilty to the judge with no negotiation.
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