Q: Can a defendant ask for a reversal of a no contest plea in a criminal case?
Depends on whether sentencing happened. Either way, you can ask, but a judge does not have to allow it.
"Reversal" is actually asking to withdraw your plea. If you do, the case does not go away. You effectively go back to "Square One" - facing trial as-charged with all the consequences that can come from being found guilty. The prosecutor can, but does not have to, extend the same or better plea offer. And in fact, some judges will simply issue a trial date.
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