Dow v. State

In Dow v. State, 155 P.3d 352 (Alaska App. 2007) the Court addressed the fact that the Court has repeatedly been presented with flawed Cooksey pleas -- flawed either because the preserved issue was not dispositive, or because the parties never reached true agreement regarding the issues preserved for appeal. To rectify this problem, we imposed an additional procedural requirement: the negotiated terms of a Cooskey plea must be presented, in writing, to the trial court. The terms must set out precisely the issue or issues reserved for appeal.