Legal Question in Criminal Law in Virginia

If you take a plee deal can you apeal it? If so how long do you have?

Asked on 6/04/12, 7:00 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law

The answer is, generally, no, you cannot (unless you somehow

received an illegal sentence from the court).

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Answered on 6/04/12, 7:08 am
Erin Ranney Erin L. T. Ranney, PLLC

To expand on the previous answer - it frequently isn't a good idea to appeal a plea. If it was a plea deal reached in General District Court and you appeal to Circuit, the Commonwealth might get angry that you tried to do an end run around the deal and directly indict. If it is an appeal from Circuit Court to an appelate court, then with a plea there ususally isn't a record on which to appeal. So you don't have a good argument to make because you don't have a record.

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Answered on 6/04/12, 8:40 am

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