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 It is well settled that a voluntary and intelligent plea of guilty made by an accused person, who has been advised by competent counsel, may not be collaterally attacked. See Tollett v. Henderson, 411 U. S. 258, 411 U. S. 266-267 (1973); North Carolina v. Alford, 400 U. S. 25, 400 U. S. 31 (1970); Parker v. North Carolina, 397 U. S. 790, 397 U. S. 797-798 (1970); McMann v. Richardson, 397 U. S. 759, 397 U. S. 772 (1970); Brady v. United States, 397 U. S. 742, 397 U. S. 747-748 (1970). See also Henderson v. Morgan, 426 U. S. 637 (1976); Menna v. New York, 423 U. S. 61 (1975) (per curiam). It is also well settled that plea agreements are consistent with the requirements of voluntariness and intelligence -- because each side may obtain advantages when a guilty plea is exchanged for sentencing concessions, the agreement is no less voluntary than any other bargained-for exchange. See Corbitt v. New Jersey, 439 U. S. 212, 439 U. S. 219-220, 222-223 (1978); Bordenkircher v. Hayes, 434 U. S. 357, 434 U. S. 363 (1978); Blackledge v. Allison, 431 U. S. 63, 431 U. S. 71 ...

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