I agree with the points made in the above response. Usually, the court will carefully cover a defendant's constitutional rights and obtain a waiver of those rights orally and in writing before proceeding with the taking of a guilty plea. Once this is done, the Court will ask for a "factual basis" for the guilty plea and essentially have the defendant while under oath testify and establish with the aid of the prosecution what he did which makes him guilty of the crime charged. If you have...