In some cases the defendant will genuinely not know whether he is guilty or not and will require advice, or sight of the evidence against him, in order to decide: these might include cases where even if the facts are known there is a need for legal advice as to whether an offence is constituted by them, or cases where the defendant genuinely has no recollection of events, and there will be other cases in which the defendant cannot reasonably be expected to make any admission until he and his advisors have seen at least some of the evidence
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