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Legal Expert Reacts To Robert Kraft's Latest Decision

Robert Kraft at the 2019 Super Bowl.

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: CEO of the New England Patriots Robert Kraft attends the Super Bowl LIII Pregame at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Earlier Thursday, TMZ reported that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of first-degree solicitation of prostitution. Kraft allegedly solicited prostitution at a massage parlor in Jupiter, Florida.

TMZ revealed details of the court documents. "The defendant Robert Kraft hereby pleads not guilty to all charges and requests a non-jury trial in the above-styled cause," TMZ said of the court documents.

His decision to plead not guilty is interesting. Late last week police revealed they have Kraft on video allegedly receiving services from the massage parlor.

One legal expert reacted to Kraft's decision to enter a not guilty plea. Amy Dash said the following about the news.

"...appears Bob Kraft pled not guilty and wants to go to trial. His lawyer will try to fight using the definition of the statute, but I believe he will lose. This is a risky move because it could result in jail time," Dash said.

A possible punishment facing Kraft is a year in jail, if he's convicted on both counts. However, the penalty for first-time offenders is generally much more lenient than that.

Despite Dash's comments, most legal experts don't believe Kraft will face jail time.

His court date is reportedly set for late April.