Tag Archives: leading questions

GUILTY PLEA HEARINGS: THE DANGER OF USING LEADING QUESTIONS (20-7)

QUESTION: Should a judge accept a plea of guilty when the factual basis supporting the plea of guilty is based on the common practice of asking defendants a series of leading questions, without the defendant ever stating in his own words what happened?

For the answer and explanation read the attached judicial training update.

For a print ready copy of training update 20-7 click here.

Use of Leading Questions in Guilty Pleas (10-01)

QUESTION: Should judges accept a factual basis for a plea of guilty based on the common practice of asking defendants a series of leading questions, without the defendant ever stating in his own words what happened?

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