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Name: People v. Buttram
Case #: S103761
Court: CA Supreme Court
District CalSup
Opinion Date: 05/29/2003
Subsequent History: None

Unless it specifies otherwise, where a plea bargain provides only for a maximum sentence, otherwise known as a lid, an appellant may challenge the exercise of the court’s discretion within that statutory maximum without obtaining a certificate of probable cause. Such a claim does not attack the validity of the plea.