habeas

Plea found to be voluntary despite different drug

June 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Shane Puckett, Volume 50 Articles Editor JUDGE KEASLER DELIVERED THE OPINION FOR THE COURT. The issue in this case was whether a defendant, who pleaded guilty to the delivery of cocaine, was entitled to habeas relief when subsequent laboratory tests confirmed that he actually delivered methamphetamine. In Ex parte Broussard, Broussard pleaded guilty to the delivery of cocaine. After entering into a plea agreement, subsequent laboratory tests revealed that Broussard possessed methamphetamine. [...]