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1969 Conviction vacated

nstassel

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Just received a great decision for an excellent client. In 1969 my guy came out of the Marines and ended up in a scuffle in Cambridge with a woman that thought my client grabbed her. She hit him with her purse and he spun around and clocked her. His lawyer told him to plead guilty to assault and battery and he did. In 2002 a pardon was recommended but not signed by the Governor, and in 2004 the FLRB restored his rights and he got an LTC. After he got word from his Chief that his LTC was not going to be renewed he hired me to try to vacate the case.

We argued that his plea was defective and since the records are basically all gone, I got an older lawyer to do an affidavit about how things were typically done in the late 70's in that court. We also argued that his lawyer was ineffective for not fighting the case or advising him properly. Today the Judge allowed his motion.

Never give up!
 
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Good job, sure could have used someone like you back in 1999, that cwof has haunted me ever since. Was supposed to be a big nothing, that lying sack of [email protected]
 
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