What Are the Ground Rules on a Motion to Withdraw a Plea?

Our office frequently receives inquiries about changing the terms of a plea bargain based on new evidence or a belief that “it was not fair” or “my attorney did not listen to me.”  Sometimes, the client wishes to change the plea to another violation because of immigration or professional licensing consequences.  How does one ask the judge to allow a withdrawal of a plea?  What are the time limits for doing so?  What is the standard used by a judge in considering such a request?  Click on the following link to find out.


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