Can you tell me, if you plead guilty to a crime under criminal law because your lawyer has said, "Who will the judge believe, the police or you?" and you didn't commit the crime, can you change your plea from guilty to not guilty?
The first question to ask is, has the formal plea actually been entered?
This issue normally arises on appeal where some one would seek leave to change plea made at trial. It should be noted that courts will only allow change of plea where the accused did not understand the nature of the charge or did not intend to admit guilty. Or, upon facts of the case the accuse could not have been convicted of the offence or any other matters that indicate a miscarriage of justice.