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Wrongful conviction vacated; case dismissed

May 2019

May 13, 2019, Roxbury division of the Boston Municipal Court case no. 1402CR002233, charging distribution of cocaine in a school zone. On 11/7/14, on advice of predecessor counsel, client admits to sufficient facts and is placed on probation. On 2/12/19, client is taken into immigration custody for immediate deportation as a result of this conviction. On 2/22/19, we file a motion to vacate his admission. The court conducts an evidentiary hearing at which plea counsel testifies he rendered legally competent advice. On 4/2/19, the Court issues an order allowing our motion for new trial. On 5/13/19, the government assents to our request to dismiss the complaint.

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

Court: Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court

Murat Erkan

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