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i had an agreement to take a plea to a misdeameanor. the ...

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i had an agreement to take a plea to a misdeameanor. the agreement was there would be no publicity. if the paper got the information from the court that couldn''t be helped. the prosecutor office did a press release after the plea. this is against the agreement and i feel that i was coerced in to taken that plea under lies.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  romlawyer replied 6 years ago.

If the government violates a plea deal, ie breaches the plea contract, you can use this as a basis to reopen the matter. However, you have to move fast and file a motion alleging the wrong and asking for the plea to be opened and a trial scheduled.

It will not usually be able to be used to get a dismissal.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
do i have grounds for civil action. my attorney doesnt want to adress this and refuses to retuen my calls.
Expert:  romlawyer replied 6 years ago.
No they have immunity from state civil actions, and it did not violate a constitutional right such that a Federal 1983 action would apply....
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
IF THIS IS REOPENED DO THEY GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL CHARGES OR THE PLEA CHARGE. MY ATTORNEY GOT PAID AND REFUSES TO DISCUSS MY OPTIONS. I AM GOING TO ACCEPT YOUR ANSWER...THANK YOU
Expert:  romlawyer replied 6 years ago.
You go back to square one... the whole case is reopened, and the old charges come back into play. (good question though)
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