Delay of More Than 3 Months In Filing Motion to Withdraw a Plea
In State v. Robinson, 177 N.C. App. 225, 628 S.E.2d 252 (2006), the Court recognized:
This Court has placed heavy reliance on the length of time between a defendant's entry of the guilty plea and motion to withdraw the plea. See State v. Graham, 122 N.C. App. 635, 637-38, 471 S.E.2d 100, 101-02 (1996) (denying the defendant's motion to withdraw guilty plea made more than one month after its entry); Marshburn, 109 N.C. App. at 109, 425 S.E.2d at 718 (denying the defendant's motion to withdraw guilty plea made at least eight months after entry of the guilty plea). Robinson, 177 N.C. App. at 229-30, 628 S.E.2d at 255.
In Robinson, the Court held that the defendant's delay of more than three months in filing his motion to withdraw his plea supported the denial of the motion. Id. at 230, 628 S.E.2d at 255.