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Hi, welcome to JustAnswer. My name is Jo C, I’m a barrister with 12 years of experience and I am happy to help with your question today.
are you asking if this is a defence?
have you pleaded guilty already?
Right, so basically you regret pleading guilty?
Would it be possible to respond to my question? I am not interested in the reason. I am interested in confirming that the essence of this is you regret pleading guilty. The answer is really either yes or no
Thanks for the information and the time.
I am sorry but I cannot give you good news then. I’m afraid you are in difficulty here.
I’m afraid that you cannot appeal if you have pleaded guilty. Largely because you have pleaded guilty so the appeal would only be from your own plea which is a contradiction in terms. In very limited circumstances, you can apply to vacate a guilty plea but not after sentence.
If the issue is that you just regret pleading guilty then that is not a ground to have the conviction reopened I’m afraid.
I'm sorry this isn't the answer you wanted but it is the position that you face and I have a duty to inform you truthfully.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information.