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    Default Appealing a plea of no contest

    I have a family member who has accepted a plea of no contest. He wants to know If it can be appealed sine he was given less that 5 min. to decide. He is bipolar and he can't remeber well signs of dementia. He feels that he was rushed into it and didn't understand the terms of the bargain. Please Give me some insights.

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    Default Re: Appealing a plea of no contest.

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    I have a family member who has accepted a plea of no contest. He wants to know If it can be appealed sine he was given less that 5 min. to decide. He is bipolar and he can't remeber well signs of dementia. He feels that he was rushed into it and didn't understand the terms of the bargain. Please Give me some insights.
    Does your friend have an attorney? Since he has a condition that may make him not understand what he is told, he may be able to change the plea, but if he did the crime, I would not reccomend it, a judge is harder on someone who makes them go through a trial, when they are guilty, and costs the taxpayers money. A plea is usually a lighter sentence. Please tell your friend to speak to an attorney.

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