Case Conclusion Date: September 5, 2000
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Outcome: Judgment of conviction vacated
Description: Petitioner prevailed in habeas proceeding in State Superior Court, State chose not to appeal. He had been convicted of felony theft. In habeas corpus proceeding, Petitioner alleged that the conviction should be adjudged void because the guilty plea was not knowing and intelligent. The trial court erred in not explaining the immigration consequences of a guilty plea.Conviction vacated, defendant found not guilty.