PEOPLE OF MI V GLENN HAMMONDAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN,
June 16, 1998
Genesee Circuit Court
LC No. 94-051007 FH
Before: Wahls, P.J., and Jansen and Gage, JJ.
Defendant appeals by right his guilty plea based conviction for receiving and concealing stolen
property in excess of $100, MCL 750.535; MSA 28.803, and habitual offender, second offense, MCL
769.10; MSA 28.1082. We affirm.
Defendant pleaded guilty under a plea agreement pursuant to People v Cobbs, 443 Mich 276;
505 NW2d 208 (1993). The prosecutor agreed to drop a habitual offender, third offense charge, and
the court agreed to sentence defendant to no more than twelve months’ incarceration. Defendant was
advised that he would be allowed to withdraw his plea if the sentence exceeded that amount.
Defendant was sentenced to a term of 6 months to 7½ years’ imprisonment.
Defendant argues that the trial court abused its discretion in denying his motion to withdraw his
guilty plea. Defendant asserted that the sentence imposed exceeded the Cobbs agreement, because the
maximum term of imprisonment exceeded twelve months.
There is no absolute right to withdraw a guilty plea once it h been accepted by the court.
People v Effinger, 212 Mich App 67, 69; 536 NW2d 809 (1995). When a motion to withdraw a
guilty plea is brought after sentencing, a trial court’s decision will not be reversed absent a clear abuse of
discretion resulting in a miscarriage of justice. Id.
The trial court did not abuse its discretion in finding that the record established that defendant
was aware that the sentencing agreement was limited to the minimum sentence. Defendant was advised
of the maximum sentence, and expressed an understanding of the nature of minimum and maximum
sentences. Defendant and counsel both were aware of the implications of the agreement, and based on
the totality of the circumstances, it is clear that the plea was knowing and voluntary. Defendant was
properly sentenced in accord with his plea agreement.
/s/ Myron H. Wahls
/s/ Kathleen Jansen
/s/ Hilda R. Gage