Why Is a Factual Basis for a Plea Important?

The answer to the question posed in the title to this post is immediate from anyone who has sought to set aside a plea based on later-discovered evidence of innocence, police misconduct, prosecutor misconduct or a change in the law that has retroactive effect. However, to most people, the question may only trigger a blank stare. To read why a factual basis for a plea is important, please click on the following link.




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