New York Lawyers Must Let Clients Nix Guilty Plea After Advice

By Melissa Heelan Stanzione

Bloomberg Law reported on NYSBA’s Ethics Opinion 1175 about clients wishing to withdraw a guilty plea. (may require subscription) 

Lawyers must respect a client’s wish to withdraw a guilty plea after having explained the risks in doing so, even if the withdrawal would result in a harsher sentence, according to the New York State Bar Association’s ethics committee.

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