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If you plead guilty to a crime, do you give up your right to an appeal later?

Considered accepting a plea deal that is being offered but worried about the possibility that I won't be able to appeal later on. Attorney is really pushing me towards accepting the deal, but I have some concerns.


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    John J. Carney | The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
    401 East 34th Street
    New York, NY 10016
    (917) 696-2363
    The attorney is telling you that you are guilty and cannot win the trial. You may or may not have to waive your appeal, which means almost nothing if you plead guilty. If you are guilty plead guilty, if you are innocent go to trial.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 4/10/2013
    Joel M. Lutwin | Lutwin & Lutwin, LLP
    401 Broadway
    New York, NY 10013
    (212) 431-5757
    If you plea guilty and there are no factors which show that you either did not understand what you did,were forced into it,were under the influence of drugs or mental problems you can still appeal but you will not win an appeal unless these factors are present or if you are appealing the extent of a sentence where the judge has not made a promise which he goes back on- all in all consider all this before deciding to plea-you will be giving up your entitlement to a trial and the standard of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 4/4/2013
    David B. Epstein | Epstein & Conroy
    335 Adam Street, Ste. 2703
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (718) 852-6763
    You only give up your right to appeal as part of a plea if that right is explicitly waived, in other words it is not automatic. However, be careful, for in some jurisdictions it is so common that a defendant waives his right to appeal as part of his plea, nobody even mentions it until you are in front of the judge and the judge is allocuting (i.e. asking you legal questions) you on your plea. Normally, however, there are not many issues which would be successful on appeal prior to trial, unless you had already engaged in pre trial suppression hearings. Either way, make certain from your lawyer whether or not your plea entails a waiver of appeal and take this into account when making your decision on whether or not to plead guilty.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 4/4/2013
    Maurice Ross | Barton Barton & Plotkin
    420 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY 10170
    (973) 896-7190
    If you plead guilty, you give up your right to appeal. Once you plead guilty, this remains on your record forever (unless the crime is reduced to a violation).
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 4/4/2013
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