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Conviction overturned due to ineffective assistance of prior lawyer, case dismissed

October 2019

October 28, 2019, Lawrence District Court case no. 0218CR3434 charging possession with intent to distribute heroin and distribution of heroin in a school zone. On advice of predecessor counsel, client admits to sufficient facts and is placed on probation on 03/22/17. Plea counsel falsely misleads client that plea was free of immigration consequences. On 8/15/19, motion for new trial allowed by agreement. On 10/28/19, Commonwealth agrees to dismiss case upon completion of 100 hours of community service.

Practice area(s): Appeals, Criminal Defense

Court: Lawrence District Court

Murat Erkan

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