Voluntariness

Motion to withdraw plea to malicious punishment of child

Defendant challenged the denial of her presentence motion to withdraw her guilty plea to malicious punishment of a child.  On appeal, defendant argued that her plea was involuntary because the State failed to fulfill its promise that she be released from custody on the day that she entered her plea.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals noted that the plea agreement did not contain the express promise that defendant would be released from custody after entering her plea and held that her plea was voluntary and valid.  Affirmed.

State v. Jones, A18-1288, Hennepin County.

Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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