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Why you can't and shouldn't go it alone: Undoing coerced pleas and Correcting Court Error

Many times clients will come to me desperate that they made a mistake by taking the first plea offer made to them. They reveal feeling pressured by the Judge to plea no contest at arraignment, or worse, a first appearance hearing. What follows are ways to undo this damage.

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Please review the following reported appellate cases where I was successful in reversing the sentences for three defendants.

Two of these cases were ultimately dropped. The third case resulted in reversing the DUI sentence, and obtaining a reduction to a Reckless Driving.

See:

MONISE, JERAULD, Appellant, vs. STATE OF FLORIDA, Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit (Appellate) in and for Marion County. Case Nos. 2015-AP-0013 and 2015-AP-0014. L.T. Case Nos. 15-MM-3340 and 15-MM-3336, 24 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 3a

and

BURKHEAD, Appellant, v. STATE OF FLORIDA, Appellee. Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit (Appellate)Marion County. Case No. 2015-AP-28.; Case No. 2015-CT-5200. 24 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 273c

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