Felony domestic assault and witness intimidation conviction vacated, case dismissed
February 21, 2020 Lawrence District Court case nos. 0718CR001860. On advice of predecessor counsel, El Salvadoran national pleads guilty to two complaints which alleged: 0718CR1860 assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; 0718CR4400 assault and battery, witness intimidation, violation of abuse prevention order. Sentenced to 2.5 years in the house of correction, with 90 days to be served. Client retains Erkan & Associates after learning his convictions trigger deportation consequences. Following adversarial hearing on 5/29/19, the Court allows motion for new trial based on ineffective assistance of plea counsel. On February 21, 2020 the case is disposed with a general continuance, to be dismissed in August, 2021.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, Appeals