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Q: My boyfriend got caught manufacturing meth and got an A2 felony. We hired my boss and my boss later had it out for me,

For a diff reason..anyway he didn't work on my bf case in fact missed a meeting with the judge. His original plea was 8 yrs and he ended up getting 6 with 6 post but hasn't been sentenced yet. We would have been better off staying with the public defender. He didn't get not one charge dropped or lowered and when my bf said he wanted to fight the case my boss coerced him into taking the plea. Can we withdraw the plea and hire another lawyer in hopes of getting a lesser sentence ....inadequate counsel?

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Andrew M. Stengel
Andrew M. Stengel
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: It is difficult to withdraw a plea unless there is a valid reason. Speak directly to a defense attorney about the issue.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: He might indeed be able to withdraw the plea if he hasn't been sentenced yet. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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