In Santobello v. New York (404 U.S. 257), Rudolph Santobello's case was remanded for reconsideration to the trial court by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1971. The issue in question was whether a new trial is warranted if there is a breach of promise by the prosecution with regard to a negotiated plea resulting in a significant material effect on the disposition of the defendant's case, even if the breach of promise by the prosecution was inadvertent or unintentional.

In June 1969, Santobello was originally charged with two felony counts related ...

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