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CASE RESULT: Comm v. S.U. - Motion to Reopen and change plea to "Not Guilty," GRANTED

August 2015

Client previously pled guilty for a deferred disposition to possession of marijuana and identity theft.  Even though the finding of guilt was deferred, the client later learned that the effect of his case has adverse immigration consequences.  Client hired Harris & Carmichael to file a Motion to Reopen his case to allow him to plead "not guilty" and keep his deferred disposition status.  After negotiating with the prosecutor, who opposed the motion, and fierce advocacy in court, the Judge GRANTED client's motion.  His plea was changed to "not guilty," the rest of the disposition remained the same, and the client was able to avoid harsh immigration consequences.

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Jessica Carmichael

Ms. Carmichael was named one of the "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2015 and 2016, and "Top 10 Under 40 by National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2015, and a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2016. Ms. Carmichael has been responsible for dismissals, acquittals, or reduced charges in many serious cases where her clients were unjustly charged, such as: felony strangulation, cyber attacks, arson, possession with intent to distribute, federal drug conspiracies, domestic assault, and more.

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