Alamosa, CO asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Colorado

Q: I PLEAD NOT GUILTY ALMOST A YEAR AGO< I RECENTLY ACCEPTED A PLEA AGREEMENT, AS MY PUBLIC DEFENDER STATED MY SPEEDY TRIAL

RIGHTS HAD NOT BEEN VIOLATED WHEN I FELT THEY HAD BEEN. I WANT TO WITHDRAWL MY PLEA AND MOVE TO FILE FOR DISMISSAL BECAUSE I PLEAD NOT GUILTY ALMOST 10 MONTHS AGO. CAN I DO THIS LEGALLY?

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Philip M Smith
Philip M Smith
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A: Each case's facts will determine if the court finds a reason to let you withdraw your plea. That area of law is complex. You need to retain a criminal defense attorney to examine all the facts and decisions in your case to see if what you want is likely. Your time for challenging your plea is 18 months for misdemeanors and 3 years for most felonies.

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