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Criminal Law – Guilty Plea – Voluntariness – Medication

Where movant claimed that his plea of guilty had not been voluntarily entered because he was taking thorazine at the time and both movant and the state offered evidence as to the effect of the medication on a person taking ...

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Criminal Law – Guilty Plea – Voluntariness – Post-Conviction Relief

Even though movant claimed his guilty plea was involuntary since he had not been advised of the possible sentence, where movant’s allegations were completed refuted by the record of the plea hearing, movant was not entitled to post-conviction relief. Judgment ...

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Criminal Law – Guilty Plea – Voluntariness – Intoxicated Condition

Even though movant claimed his guilty plea was involuntary because made when movant was under the influence of cocaine, where the record of the plea hearing showed movant understood the consequences of his guilty plea and that he had responded ...

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Criminal Law – Post-Conviction Relief – Appeal – New Issue

Where movant sought to raise a different issue on appeal than he had raised in his post-conviction proceeding at the trial court level, the issue could not be considered on appeal since it was not raised below. Judgment denying Rule ...

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Criminal Law – Information – "Knowingly" – Burglary Second Degree

Even though the information charging movant with burglary second degree omitted the word “knowingly” which is an element of the offense, where the information pleaded a knowing mental state, it was not fatally defective and did not entitle movant to ...

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Arbitration – Breach Of Warranty – Remote Purchaser – Limitation Of Remedies

Even though the contract between a foreign manufacturer of refrigeration equipment and a domestic distributor provided for the arbitration of all disputes under the contract, where the distributor sold the equipment to a third party, the claim of the third ...

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