U.S. v. Davenport

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Criminal Court
Guilty Plea
Case Number: 
No. 12-3358
Decision Date: 
May 22, 2013
Federal District: 
N.D. Ill., W. Div.
Appeal dismissed
Ct. of Appeals granted motion by defendant’s counsel to withdraw as appointed counsel on appeal under Anders and dismissed instant appeal after finding that defendant’s appeal was frivolous. Ct. further found that defendant could not challenge entry of his guilty plea, even though Dist. Ct. had neglected to notify defendant during plea colloquy that he had right to testify if he went to trial, where Dist. Ct. had complied with other required elements of plea colloquy, and evidence of defendant’s guilt was overwhelming.