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State must honor plea agreement made with defendant

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Mar 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Criminal law -- Murder -- Death penalty -- Agreement between defendant and state attorney for judicial circuit where some of acts constituting defendant's offenses occurred for state not to seek the death penalty in exchange for defendant's cooperation in finding body of murder victim was binding on state attorney for a different judicial circuit where trial was held. Defendant's sentence of death vacated and remanded for imposition of life sentence without parole based on defendant's performance of his part of agreement with state. Read Case Below:

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John P. Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-five years. Prior to going to law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a deputy sheriff before retiring to attend law school. Upon graduating law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a prosecutor in Florida before going in to private practice and representing clients in three states.


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