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