I feel I was pressured into accepting a no-conest please with a withhold of adjudication. The day before the trial, the procescutor demanded either I accept the plea or the charge will be upgraded to a felony and I would be arrested.
I now understand that the prosecution may do this but if there are no points of evidence that would substantiate this charge, is this reason enough to appeal?
They did not want to take the case to trial. I was prepared but the idea of a felony charge and actually going to jail was too much to accept only one day before the trial. So I accepted.
The unethical portion of this is that the facts and evidence in no way supported a Felony charge. Could an appeal to withdraw a plea be successful?