Q: Do you know of any unemployment fraud cases that were dropped from a felony to misdemeanor with a prior felony
Originally agreed to a plea but would now like to withdraw guilty plea before sentencing
A: It is exceedingly difficult to withdraw a plea. I would highly discourage you from doing so without being advised by a competent criminal defense attorney that in your specific case that is wise. If you are already a felon and you felt like you could live with the terms of the agreement at the time you entered your plea, it is difficult to envision a (reasonable) set of circumstances under which it would make sense for you to now attempt to withdraw your plea in some hope of getting your felony reduced to a misdemeanor. It sounds like you have buyer's remorse. That is hardly justification for withdrawing a plea. A plea can normally only be withdrawn when the defendant can show that they did not understand what they were pleading to. If you attempt to withdraw your plea against your counsel's advice, I predict you will not be happy with the result.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.