How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask RobertJDFL Your Own Question
RobertJDFL, Lawyer
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 12616
Experience:  Experienced in multiple areas of the law.
Type Your Criminal Law Question Here...
RobertJDFL is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

how do you withdraw a guilty plea in jail

This answer was rated:

how do you withdraw a guilty plea in jail
Thank you for your question.

In order to try and withdraw a plea after sentencing, a person would have to file a motion to withdraw the plea. An individual trying to set aside their plea must be able to show that there is good cause to do so.

“Good cause” to set aside a guilty plea is shown when the defendant demonstrates that the plea was entered as the result of mistake, ignorance, inadvertence, or some other factor that demonstrates the defendant did not intend to accept the plea. For example, if a defendant was not told that their guilty plea carried a mandatory prison sentence, that could be considered good cause. Another example might be where the prosecutor withheld evidence that could have potentially changed the outcome of the case and the defendant was never made aware of such evidence.

In other words, a person could not simply ask the court to set aside their sentence and change their plea because they were unhappy with the sentence they received.
RobertJDFL and 2 other Criminal Law Specialists are ready to help you

Related Criminal Law Questions