Indiana Court of Appeals
Stephen Wirthlin v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reverses the denial of Stephen Wirthlin’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea to Level 6 felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and dealing in a synthetic drug or synthetic drug lookalike. Finds Wirthlin did not knowingly, intelligently and voluntarily waive his right to counsel at the initial or guilty plea hearings. Remands with instructions to withdraw Wirthlin’s guilty plea and vacate his conviction and sentence of two years, with 16 months suspended to probation, and for further proceedings.