What is a 3.850 Motion?

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Q: What is a 3.850 Motion?

A: 3.850 refers to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.850 which addresses Motions to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct a Sentence. The 3.850 Motion challenges a judgment or sentence entered against a defendant on certain grounds; for example, the plea entered into was involuntary or the court did not have jurisdiction. 3.850 Motions are often based on ineffective assistance of counsel.

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