This Note deals specifically with one particular aspect of the plea bargaining process in Nebraska: whether a criminal defendant has the right to withdraw a plea of guilty or nolo contendere entered pursuant to a plea bargain. In State v. Evans, the Nebraska Supreme Court held that not only is there no right to withdraw a guilty plea entered upon a plea bargain, but, absent a manifest injustice, it is improper for a trial judge to permit the withdrawal of a plea of guilty. This Note discusses the implications of this decision and examine alternatives which merit serious consideration.
Rick L. Ediger,
Withdrawal of Pleas in Nebraska: The Rejected Plea Bargain: State v. Evans, 194 Neb. 559, 234 N.W.2d 199 (1975),
56 Neb. L. Rev. 193
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