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Under Florida law RULE 3.170. PLEAS , you can withdraw your plea, however, it is up to the judge's discretion if he or she finds "good cause." Here is what the law says:
(f) Withdrawal of Plea of Guilty or No Contest. The court may inits discretion, and shall on good cause, at any time before a sentence, permit aplea of guilty or no contest to be withdrawn and, if judgment of conviction hasbeen entered thereon, set aside the judgment and allow a plea of not guilty, or,with the consent of the prosecuting attorney, allow a plea of guilty or no contestof a lesser included offense, or of a lesser degree of the offense charged, to besubstituted for the plea of guilty or no contest. The fact that a defendant mayhave entered a plea of guilty or no contest and later withdrawn the plea may notbe used against the defendant in a trial of that cause.
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