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What happens if a defendant confesses he is guilty whilst being

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What happens if a defendant confesses he is guilty whilst being cross-examined by the prosecution during his trial? What would the magistrate or judge do next?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
They wouldn't do anything immediately. They would just note the admission.It is quite unlikely that there would be a full confession. Cross examination almost never illicits that.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
The time for taking into account any admissions would be when they deliberate in the case of Magistrates or when the Judge directs the jury in the case of a jury.Can I clarify anything for you?Jo
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