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Merit Decision: Trial Court’s Blanket Refusal to Accept No Contest Pleas Improper; Issue Was Preserved for Appeal. State v. Beasley.

“We conclude that a trial court abuses its discretion when it rejects a no-contest plea as a matter of course without considering the facts and circumstances of the case.”

Justice French

On January 4, 2018, the Supreme Court of Ohio … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Properly Preserving An Off-The-Record Discussion For Appeal. State of Ohio v. Andrea Beasley.

Update: On January 4, 2018, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

“Can’t we infer that the court assented to what counsel said by virtue of silence on … Continue reading

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