Is it possible to appeal a case in Texas after there was a plea bargain? 1 Answers as of January 21, 2011My uncle got 15 years for child molesting his girlfriends daughter. There was no evidence and his girlfriend was still seeing him. Is it possible to appeal a case in Texas after there was a plea bargain?
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Generally, a plea bargain serves as a bar to any appeals unless it relates to a previously ruled on motion or the court punishes beyond the plea bargain and does not allow the defendant to withdraw his/her plea of guilty. Unless there were either of these circumstances, the chances are that the plea bargain served as a waiver of appellate rights. This is practically true because of the judicial confession, but also true because the plea will probably have included a waiver of appellate rights.
Answer Applies to: Texas