Title

United States Supreme Court Case Missouri v Frye

Presenter Information

Alison Wassall

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 202

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

Missouri v. Frye: Plea Bargains and the 6th Amendment Abstract In the case of Missouri v. Galin E. Frye, Frye was charged with a felony carrying a maximum sentence of a four year prison term for driving with a revoked license on four separate occasions under Missouri law. Frye, unbeknownst to him, had been given two plea bargain deals by the prosecutor to his attorney that would reduce his sentence if he plead guilty to his crimes. This would have allowed him to plead guilty for his crimes but only serve a ninety day sentence. His counsel did not communicate these offers with Frye and he was sentenced to a three year prison term for a class D felony. After conviction, Frye went back to the court to seek relief and was denied but the Missouri Appellate court reversed his conviction. Strickland v Washington 466 U.S. 668 stated that there are certain guidelines that must be followed to prove a Sixth Amendment violation. The case proceeded to the United Stated Supreme Court and which ruled on March 21, 2012 that Galin E. Frye’s case would be vacated and remanded since his constitutional rights were violated. This presentation will discuss the fundamentals of plea bargaining as well as the rights given to defendants under the Sixth Amendment.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Charles Reasons

Additional Mentoring Department

Law and Justice

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United States Supreme Court Case Missouri v Frye

SURC 202

Missouri v. Frye: Plea Bargains and the 6th Amendment Abstract In the case of Missouri v. Galin E. Frye, Frye was charged with a felony carrying a maximum sentence of a four year prison term for driving with a revoked license on four separate occasions under Missouri law. Frye, unbeknownst to him, had been given two plea bargain deals by the prosecutor to his attorney that would reduce his sentence if he plead guilty to his crimes. This would have allowed him to plead guilty for his crimes but only serve a ninety day sentence. His counsel did not communicate these offers with Frye and he was sentenced to a three year prison term for a class D felony. After conviction, Frye went back to the court to seek relief and was denied but the Missouri Appellate court reversed his conviction. Strickland v Washington 466 U.S. 668 stated that there are certain guidelines that must be followed to prove a Sixth Amendment violation. The case proceeded to the United Stated Supreme Court and which ruled on March 21, 2012 that Galin E. Frye’s case would be vacated and remanded since his constitutional rights were violated. This presentation will discuss the fundamentals of plea bargaining as well as the rights given to defendants under the Sixth Amendment.