Why am i having a sentencing investigation when a plea deal was already agreed upon with the DA in upstate for petite larceny

Asked almost 2 years ago - Boonville, NY

when the judge read the deal, he raised his brows and said wow. my attoney never showed up on his para legal. Not happy. I was not aware he was not going to show up. I pleaded not guilty, which I was not aware of because a plea deal was already put in place. I have to do jail time for a misdemeanor for 4 weekends and pay resitution 2300. I am a bit confused why I am having a sentencing investigation. please advise. this is taking place in upstate ny

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . This is not unusual. It is required for felony pleas; not required for misdemeanors but many times Judges want the report anyway. Be sure to be truthful and cooperative with probation.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more
  2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo

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    Answered . It is mandatory for pleas to crimes, especially when jail is involved.


    Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
    Immediate Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
    Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
    1103 Stewart Ave, Suite 200
    Garden City, NY 11530
    516-408-3666 (o) / 516-408-3833 (f)
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    I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The above information is not a... more
  3. Matisyahu Wolfberg

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    Answered . It sounds like you would benefit from an in person consultation with an attorney.

    Matisyahu Wolfberg
    www.FormerCop.com
    NY Criminal defense Attorney

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