Williams v. State

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Defendant pled guilty to third-degree sexual assault and nolo contedere to abuse of a vulnerable adult. Defendant appealed, arguing that neither plea was informed because the court failed adequately to explain the charges and establish sufficient factual bases. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court (1) adequately explained the nature of Defendant’s third-degree sexual assault charge and obtained a sufficient factual basis for his guilty plea; and (2) adequately explained the nature of Defendant’s abuse of a vulnerable adult charge, and furthermore, because the court accurately and completely recited the elements of the charge, no other factual basis was necessary prior to accepting the plea. View "Williams v. State" on Justia Law

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