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‘Invited error’ doctrine bars appeal (access required)

Where appellant accepted a deferred disposition agreement, under which he would be convicted of a misdemeanor instead of a felony if he abided by certain conditions for a year, he cannot challenge the agreement’s legality on appeal after he violated the conditions, resulting in a five-year prison sentence. The invited error doctrine precludes reviewing the merits ...