Phoenix, AZ asked in Criminal Law for Arizona

Q: I would like to withdraw a plea of guilty before sentencing to unemployment fraud.

If I plea guilty to a felony it may result in an automatic retake from my sending state. I am currently being supervised by the state of AZ.

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Mike Branum
Mike Branum
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: My answer to your previous question stands. Failure to diligently research potential consequences is not likely to be a convincing argument before the Court. You really should be discussing this with your attorney / public defender who knows all of the specific details of your case. If you attempt to withdraw your plea and your request is denied, all you are going to accomplish is irritating the person who is preparing to sentence you, increasing the possibility of said person levying a harsher penalty than they may have been otherwise inclined to levy prior to your attempt to withdraw from an agreement willingly and knowingly entered into.

TALK TO YOUR ATTORNEY. Making last minute changes based on internet guidance when you have a lawyer who is familiar with the specifics of your case and the practice of law in your local jurisdiction is not wise.

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