Friday, March 20, 2015

Motion to withdraw Candido Pena's guilty plea denied by Judge Miles

The defendant filed a motion to withdraw his previous guilty plea and the People oppose that motion. Judge Marilyn Miles denied the defense motion filed by Mr. Clanton to withdraw Candido Pena's guilty plea. - John Chiv/Words Worth 3/20/15

..After hearing from both attorneys, Judge Miles said, "Because this is a serious offense, I made sure I took the extra time to make sure Mr. Pena understood the consequences. I find that his plea was knowingly and voluntarily entered. I don't find evidence to withdraw the plea, the motion is denied."...

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