U.S. v. Hardimon

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Criminal Court
Guilty Plea
Case Number: 
Nos. 11-1821 & 11-2515 Cons.
Decision Date: 
November 7, 2012
Federal District: 
S.D. Ill.
In prosecution on fraud and money laundering charges, Dist. Ct. did not err in denying defendant’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea, even though defendant had argued that he was under influence of psychotropic drugs at time of guilty plea, and that said drugs had clouded his mind and rendered instant plea involuntary. Denial of motion to withdraw was appropriate where defendant did not exhibit any signs of confusion during plea colloquy, and defendant failed to present any medical evidence to support his claim that switch in medications had dramatic effect on his decision-making abilities.