April 9, 1986
AMENDMENT TO RULE 11(e) OF THE RULES
OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURES
Rule 11 (e) of this Court's Rules of Criminal Procedure are hereby amended by deleting subparts (1) through (6) of Rule 11(e) and substituting therefore the following new Rule 11(e).
(e) Plea Agreement Procedure
(1) In General. The prosecutor and counsel for the defendant, or the defendant when acting pro se, may enter into plea agreements that, upon the entering of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a charged offense or to an included or related offense, the prosecutor will take certain actions or adopt certain positions, including the dismissal of other charges and the recommending or not opposing of specific sentences or dispositions on the charge to which a plea was entered. The court shall not participate in discussions leading to such plea agreements nor be bound thereby.
(2) Notice of Plea Agreement. Any plea agreement shall be disclosed by the parties to the court at the time the defendant tenders his plea. Failure by the prosecutor to comply with such agreement shall be grounds for withdrawal of the plea.
(3) Warning to Defendant. Upon disclosure of any plea agreement, the court shall not accept the tendered plea unless the defendant is informed tha the court is not bound by such agreement.
(4) Inadmissibility of Plea Discussions. Except as otherwise provide in this paragraph, evidence of a plea of guilty, later withdrawn, or of a plea of nolo contendere, or of an offer to plead guilty or nolo contendere to the offense charged or any other offense, or of statements made in connection with, and relevant to, any of the foregoing pleas or offers, is not admissible in any civil or penal proceeding against the person who made the plea or offer. However, evidence of a statement made in connection with, and relevant to, a plea of guilty later, later withdrawn, a plea of nolo contendere, or an offer to plead guilty or nolo contendere to the offense charged or any other offense is admissible in a penal proceeding for perjury or false statement if the statement was made by the defendant under oath, on the record, and in the presence of counsel.
(5) Determining Accuracy of Plea. Notwithstanding the acceptance of a plea of guilty, the court should not enter a judgment upon such plea without making such inquiry as shall satisfy it that there is factual basis for the plea.
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