A plea offer is not a confidential or privileged communication, so plea counsel violated no rule of professional conduct in contacting movant’s parents for their help in persuading movant to take the plea offer. The motion alleges that movant would have accepted the State’s plea offer but for plea counsel’s disclosure of the plea deal to movant’s parents, but the record refutes that allegation, by showing that movant never even considered the plea offer.
Marcus Greer, Appellant, vs. State of Missouri, Respondent.
Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District – ED109340
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