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Court Upholds Waiver of Plea Withdrawal Right (access required)

The Court of Appeals says a trial court did not abuse its discretion by denying defendant’s motion to withdraw his Alford pleas to robbery and firearm charges, as defendant expressly waived this right. In Griffin v. Commonwealth, 65 Va. App. 714 (2016), we held that a defendant can expressly waive a right to withdraw a guilty ...