Client accused of drug dealing has conviction filed with no sentence
February 26, 2018, Essex County Superior Court case no. 1777CR00031 charging trafficking in heroin over 18 grams and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Young client first-time offender charged with serious felony and facing mandatory deportation. At lobby conference, we convince the Court to grant our request to allow our client to plead guilty, but file the indictment with no punishment of any kind. This largely unprecedented disposition was the only means by which our client would be spared from certain deportation.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, Immigration