Q&A - Defendant Changes Their Mind on the Plea Agreement
I sat in court to see what it is like in traffic court as I have never been to one before. I noticed that on many occasions, the officer would take the defendants outside of the courtroom to speak to them about their plea to the court.
The question I have is: when the court asks the officer about the charge(s) many times I notice that the officer would say "no evidence" and then many defendants would plea "guilty".
What if in that moment, the defendant says "not guilty" instead of "guilty"?