I don't mean to sound ungrateful for getting a good plea deal, but I had to confess to Reckless Driving, which will make it so that my car insurance is so sky high with 6 points.
I took the deal, because I did not want to go to trial and risk going to jail, but after thinking about it, I had a gut feeling I could have gotten not guilty on the jail able offense, given the circumstances, but in the heat of the moment, I didn't realize that the prosecutor did not look like she wanted a trial, so i could have held my ground more. I know there are only special circumstances in which a judge will reconsider, so given if they would, would I be automatically be re-routed to the Circuit Court and face the Jailable offense again? Thanks
When you appeal a case on which you pled guilty as part of a plea deal, all the other tickets that were dropped will also be revived and get joined with your appeal. I assume you did not receive a "probation before judgment" on the reckless driving charge, because if you did you would have no conviction or points and cannot appeal that. I also assume you did not have a lawyer. Hire one this time.
You may file an appeal within 30 days and go to circuit court for a trial/plea like the district court case never happened. Your sentence could be worse or better. I believe you can appeal just the guilty finding in on e case unless you waived your right of appeal as part of the plea.
You may file a Motion to reconsider within 90 days of your conviction. That motion will be heard by the same district court judge.
Lots of different strategies involved.
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It sounds wise for you both to consult with a qualified lawyer right away and also to assure that you do not miss correctly and timely filing an appeal. After consulting with a lawyer, you may (or may not) decide not to appeal or to withdraw any appeal. All the best to you. Jon
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