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

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

Attorney Answers 3

  1. 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.

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  2. 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
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  3. It sounds like you would benefit from an in person consultation with an attorney.

    Matisyahu Wolfberg
    NY Criminal defense Attorney