Q: If I withdraw guilty plea in court, and public defender and prosecution tells me the judge will suspend time but doesn't

I withdrew my guilty plea and prepared to walk out of court, the public defender and prosecution team came to me and told me the judge would suspend time from my sentence which the public defender previously stated, but when I finished the plea the judge didn't suspend time, am I entitled to any relief?

1 Lawyer Answer
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Madison, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: This is something that happens quite a good bit. Unfortunately, even though the prosecution and the defender may agree to a particular recommendation, the judge is not required to accept that recommendation. Usually, during the plea hearing, the judge will ask a series of questions to make sure that a person understands that, to include a question as to whether a defendant has been promised a particular result.

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