Plea Entry Must Include Property Indigency Determination – State v. Soul (UNP)

State v. Soul is an Appellate Division UNPUBLISHED decision where a pro se defendant entered a plea of guilty to a drunk driving charge. Although the judge conducted a prolonged voir dire to ascertain that the plea was voluntary and knowing, the judge assumed lack of indigency. The Appellate Division allowed the defendant to withdraw her plea of guilty because the judge failed to properly determine indigency and explain the right to receive appointed counsel.

Download a copy of State v. Soul, an UNPUBLISHED decision.

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