Brief Fact Summary. Respondent sought to have his plea agreement vacated on the grounds that it was involuntary.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. A “plea [can] not be voluntary in the sense that it constituted an intelligent admission that [the defendant] committed the offense unless the defendant received ‘real notice of the true nature of the charge against him.’”
Issue. Whether the court “should examine the totality of the circumstances and determine whether the substance of the charge.