Client saved from immigration removal proceedings following unlawful conviction
March 27, 2019, Worcester District Court case no. 0962CR009194, charging distribution of heroin and possession with intent to distribute heroin. On advice of prior lawyer, client pleads guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin. Years later, client learns that his plea subjects him to deportation. We file a motion to vacate his plea, which the government concedes on 2/27/19. On 3/27/19, the case is ordered dismissed pursuant to G.L. c. 276, §87.
Practice area(s): Appeals, Criminal Defense, Constitutional Law
Court: Worcester District Court