A defendant may not withdraw his guilty plea because he realized the state’s case was overstated or the penalties with alternative courses were misunderstood.

March 3, 2011

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110 Criminal LawA defendant is not entitled to withdraw his guilty plea merely because he discovers long after plea has been accepted that his calculus misapprehended quality of the state’s case or the likely penalties attached to alternative courses of action.
Brady v. United States, 90 S. Ct. 1463 (1970)

Suggested by Robert W. Von Dohlen; Law Student; St. Mary’s School of Law; San Antonio, TX