I took a Alford plea on a breaking entering charge recv 2 years probation
Criminal Defense Attorney
An Alford plea has the same legal consequences as a "straight plea" if the judge accepts the plea and finds there was a factual basis for the plea (usually a police report summarizing the allegations). If Breaking and Entering is a felony in IA, you are a felon but you should check out your sentencing paperwork or ask your lawyer to explain your sentence conditions to you. You don't want to do something that breaks your probation.
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DUI / DWI Attorney
Yes. The Alford Plea does not admit guilt, but admits there is sufficient evidence, which if not contested, would allow a reasonable fact finder to find you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If you were sentenced following an Alford Plea, and it appears you were, then the judgment and sentence is final and you will have a felony conviction on your permanent adult criminal record.