Felony assault, cocaine distribution plea set aside; case dismissed
November 1, 2016, Lowell District Court case no. 0611CR003533 charging assault dangerous weapon (ADW), distribution of cocaine, narcotics conspiracy, failure to stop for police. On advice of prior retained counsel, client pleaded guilty to ADW with other charges placed on file. In subsequent consultation with immigration attorney, client learns that his plea subjects him to deportation. Immigration attorney recommends our firm. We appear on a motion to vacate his conviction, which the Court allows. On 11/1/16, the government dismisses all charges against our client.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, Immigration, Constitutional Law, Appeals