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Conviction secured through faulty lawyering overturned; case dismissed

July 2017

July 26, 2017, Lowell District Court case no. 9411CR0561 charging breaking and entering and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. On advice of prior counsel, client pleads guilty as charged. Neither prior counsel nor the judge informed client that his plea will cause mandatory deportation, notwithstanding that client has lived in the U.S. since he was ten years old. On 5/17/17, following a hearing, the Court allows our motion for new trial. On 7/26/17, the Court dismisses all charges./p>

Practice area(s): Appeals, Criminal Defense, Constitutional Law, Immigration

Court: Lowell District Court

Murat Erkan

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