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Guilty plea by phone overturned

What the court heldCase: Van Patten v. Deppisch, No. 04-1276Issue: Can a guilty or no contest plea be entered with the defense attorney appearing by speakerphone?Holding: No. The right to counsel requires that the attorney be physically present. It violates a defendant’s right ...

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