1. Except as provided in subdivisions two and three, the provisions of article two
hundred twenty, governing the kinds of pleas to indictments which may be entered and
related matters, are, to the extent that they can be so applied, applicable to pleas
to informations, and changes of pleas thereto, in local criminal courts.
2. A plea to an information, other than one against a corporation, must be entered
in the following manner:
(a) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (b), a plea to an information must be entered
orally by the defendant in person unless the court permits entry thereof by counsel
upon the filing by him of a written and subscribed statement by the defendant declaring
that he waives his right to plead to the information in person and authorizing his
attorney to enter a plea on his behalf as set forth in the authorization.
3. A plea to an information against a corporation must be entered by counsel.
4. When a sentence is agreed upon by the prosecutor and a defendant as a predicate
to entry of a plea of guilty, the court or the prosecutor must orally on the record,
or in writing filed with the court, state the sentence agreed upon as a condition
of such plea.
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