The Appellate Group

State v. Sharp

State v. Sharp, 2021 UT App 90 (Pohlman, J.)


A defendant pleaded guilty, and after the defendant received a letter from the victim that he asserted was a recantation, the defendant moved to withdraw his guilty plea. The district court denied the motion. The Utah Court of Appeals affirmed, holding:

  • The defendant did not show how the alleged recantation letter specifically impacted his understanding of the elements of the crime to which he pleaded guilty.

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