Tag: plea

Direct or Collateral? The District Court’s Duty to Establish a Knowingly Made Plea

Hailey Reed, Staff Editor

Kansas Court of Appeals holds the district court is not required to inform a defendant that they will lose the right to vote or possess a firearm when they enter a nolo contendere plea to a felony.

Knowingly and Fairly Made Pleas

State v. Terning, No. 119,904 (Kan. Ct. App. Feb. 20, 2020). Issue: Under a motion to withdraw, is a plea knowingly and fairly made when the possible sentence term was mathematically different from the corrected sentence term? Answer: Yes, a …