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Criminal Law : Post-Conviction Relief – Guilty Plea – Factual Basis

Where facts at a guilty plea hearing established that a defendant acted to prevent his own arrest and the plea court did not establish that the defendant’s actions prevented an officer from acting to apprehend another man, the facts at the hearing did not establish conduct to constitute the crime of hindering prosecution, and the motion court clearly erred in finding that there was a sufficient factual basis for the defendant’s guilty plea, and in denying the motion for post-conviction relief.

Judgment is reversed and remanded.

Snow v. State (MLW No. 67664/Case No. ED101804 – 11 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Odenwald, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Washington County, Pratte, J. (Amy M. Bartholow for appellant) (Chris Koster and Robert J. Bartholomew for respondent).

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