Domestic Violence

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Question: I went to jail on domestics volince charges and took a ple bargen idident understand what was going on im mental ill what do i do

Answer: It will be difficult to change anything now. Criminal courts almost always take special care to speak directly to a defendant so they can make sure he knows exactly what he is charged with, what he is pleading guilty to, and what the consequences of a conviction will be. Among other questions, they usually ask if the defendant suffers from any mental health condition, drug addiction, or language barrier that would prevent an informed guilty plea. If these things did not happen, you could try to ask the court to set aside your conviction. But you have to be cautious about whether you have allowed some deadline to pass, and would have to heavily document the mental illness you are claiming now. I won't lie to you. Going back and trying to undo this sort of thing is very, very hard. In truth, it *needs* to be hard, otherwise dishonest people would always run back to court and try to take back their guilty pleas because they had a change of heart. So it's not impossible. But you're going to have to present an impressive argument.

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