Regina v South Tameside Magistrates’ Court, ex parte Rowland: 1983

If after the defendant enters an unequivocal plea of guilty it becomes clear that the defendant did not appreciate the elements of the offence to which he was pleading guilty, then it may be appropriate to permit him to withdraw his plea.


Glidewell LJ


[1983] 3 All ER 689

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CitedRevitt, Borg and Barnes v Director of Public Prosecutions Admn 8-Sep-2006
The defendants appealed against refusal of leave to withdraw their pleas of guilty. They argued that the current practice infringed their human rights.
Held: The magistrates had been correct not to allow the defendants to withdraw their pleas. . .
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Criminal Practice

Updated: 01 May 2022; Ref: scu.244871