Can I get out of a bad deal?
Plea bargains are usually binding. Defendants cannot get out of deals
just because they changed their minds. In certain (albeit rare) circumstances,
however, when it would be unfair to allow a deal to stand, defendants may be
allowed to withdraw guilty pleas. Examples of such circumstances may include
when a defendant:
by: Paul Bergman
Proof & Defenses in Criminal Cases
Getting a Lawyer for your Criminal Case
Steps in a Criminal Defense Case
Arraignment: Your First Court Appearance
Plea Bargains (Deals) in a Criminal Case
Legal Elements of Common Crimes
Expungement & Criminal Records
Should I just plead guilty and avoid a trial?
Is the public defender a real lawyer?
Can I change defense lawyers after I've hired one?
How long after arrest do I find out what the charges are?
Does it matter whether a suspect is given the Miranda warning?
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