Accuracy Inquiries for All Felony and Misdemeanor Pleas But Innocent Defendants?

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John Barkai

University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law

Date Written: 1977

Abstract

This article discusses the development of and rationale for the accuracy inquiry for guilty pleas in criminal cases. The article proposes that an accuracy inquiry be extended to all felony and misdemeanor guilty pleas in state and federal courts. A standard for the accuracy inquiry is proposed.

Keywords: guilty plea, accuracy inquiry, criminal law, criminal procedure, courts, no contest plea, nolo contendere, Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11

Suggested Citation

Barkai, John, Accuracy Inquiries for All Felony and Misdemeanor Pleas But Innocent Defendants? (1977). University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 126, pp. 88-146, 1977, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1435109

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