McEwan v. StateAnnotate this Case
Appellant entered Alford pleas to two felony counts of obtaining public welfare benefits by misrepresentation. Appellant initially pled not guilty to the charges. Appellant appealed, arguing, among other things, that the district court erred when it failed to advise her that a guilty plea to the felonies with which she was charged could result in the loss of her right to possess firearms and her ability to be employed in professions that require carrying and using firearms. The Supreme Court reversed Appellant's conviction and remanded with instructions to reinstate her not guilty plea because the district court did not provide the required statutory firearms advisement when Appellant changed her plea.