If one pleads guilty in a criminal case for a plea deal,but the judge doesn't approve the deal, what happens with the guilty plea? Can he take it back?
Criminal Defense Attorney
Yes, you can take back the guilty plea but judges should not be rejecting plea regularly, only if the plea is, almost, illegal or other rare reason. If judge rejects, I would appeal.
Claiborne H. Ferguson, Esq. is * Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. * Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.