State v. Revelo

In State v. Revelo, 256 Conn. 494, 506 n.23, 775 A.2d 260, cert. denied, 534 U.S. 1052, 122 S. Ct. 639, 151 L. Ed. 2d 558 (2001), the Court noted that the dangers of a judge hearing such a case include compromise of the judge's impartiality by his own perception of having a personal stake in the proposed plea agreement, and resentment toward a defendant who does not accept it and the danger that the judge may become an advocate or perceived advocate for his suggested resolution. State v. Revelo, supra, 506 n.23. The Revelo court also recognized the danger that a defendant may make incriminating concessions during the course of plea negotiations. Id. The Court discussed the propriety of appellate review for those claims falling outside the scope of 54-94a. In establishing a good cause exception for such claims, the court held that "in the absence of a showing of good cause, an appellate court should decline to review an issue that has not been raised in accordance with the provisions of 54-94a. We . . . recognize that such good cause is likely to be established only infrequently." Id.