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Guilty Pleas – Factual Basis – Generally

State v. Steven A. Harvey, 2006 WI App 26
For Harvey: Christopher William Rose

Issue/Holding:

¶10      … Before accepting a guilty plea the trial court must make such inquiry as satisfies it that the defendant in fact committed the crime charged. Wis. Stat. § 971.08(1)(b). The remedy for failure to establish a factual basis is plea withdrawal. State v. Harrington, 181 Wis. 2d 985, 989, 512 N.W.2d 261 (Ct. App. 1994).  Unless it was clearly erroneous, we will uphold the trial court’s determination that there existed a sufficient basis to accept the plea. Id.

 

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