United States v. Goliday (7th Cir. July 2022)
Drug Offenses, Guilty Pleas, Recent Circuit Cases, Seventh Circuit|
The Seventh Circuit reversed a defendant’s conviction for drug conspiracy after holding that the defendant’s guilty plea was not voluntary. At the change of plea hearing, the defendant had disputed the quantity of drugs imputed to him in the Government’s factual basis and indicated he did not understand the elements of conspiracy as opposed to his substantive drug charge.