Client saved from deportation resulting from wrongful conviction
April 30, 2019, Lynn District Court case no. 0213CR001164, charging distribution of heroin in a school zone and related charges. On advice of prior counsel, client pleads guilty to distribution of heroin on 8/3/04. Client consults with immigration attorney to seek green card. There, he learns that his guilty plea places him at risk of immediate deportation, then retains our office for help. Following an adversarial hearing on March 26, 2019, the Court vacates client's conviction. On April 30, 2019, the Court orders the case dismissed.
Practice area(s): Appeals, Criminal Defense, Constitutional Law
Court: Lynn District Court