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Criminal Practice  –  Guilty Plea – Judge’s Rejection – Assertion of Innocence – Informed Choice (access required)

  Although defendant entered into a plea agreement with the state, during his colloquy with the trial judge, he maintained his innocence. G.S. § 15A-1023(c) did not require the judge to accept defendant’s guilty plea. We find no error in defendant’s convictions of first-degree sex offense with a child and taking indecent liberties with a child. Section 15A-1023(c) ...

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