Clark v. People

In Clark v. People, 7 P.3d 163 (Colo. 2000), the supreme court held that when a defendant enters into a plea agreement and he or she is advised that the sentence will include a term of parole, but is not advised of the duration of such parole, the only remedy is to give the defendant an opportunity to withdraw his or her guilty plea. The supreme court held that the absence of a proper mandatory parole advisement may be rendered harmless in a case in which the combined length of the mandatory parole period and a lawful reduced sentence of incarceration is less than the maximum sentence of incarceration that the defendant was advised he was at risk of receiving.