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PA Superior Court: Guilty Plea Invalid Where Defendant Not Warned of Obligation to Pay Restitution

PA Superior Court: Guilty Plea Invalid Where Defendant Not Warned of Obligation to Pay Restitution

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has just decided the case of Commonwealth v. Rotola, holding that the trial court may not order restitution at sentencing in a plea bargained case unless the defendant agreed to restitution as part of the plea bargain.