Taylor, MI asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Michigan

Q: how can a person get plea deal back after denying the offer andgoing to trial and get found guilty?

Also in a case of jury tampering, where a juror told two other juror about being approach outside court room about finding defendant guilty. do the judge have to do an investigation questions all jurors whos involved or could the judge just bring out all jury member and not question them about the jury tampering but asked if they could me fair to the people and defendant based on evidence presented in trial?

*posting for incarcerated loved one*

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You're not going to get the plea deal back. The time to accept the plea deal was before the jury sat down and was sworn in. Once a trial starts, you're in it for all the marbles.

Jury tampering is a separate issue, and will need to be addressed on appeal possibly. From the information provided, it's unclear whether that's jury tampering. Often times, either side will have the jury "polled" where usually the clerk will ask each juror "is this your verdict?".

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