Motion to Vacate Plea Granted. Client Was Able to Remain in this Country.
Charges: Client was charged with Domestic Violence, PC 273.5, a deportable offense according to the US Immigration Laws. We filed a Motion to Vacate the plea agreement on the grounds that the conviction was based on a violation of our client’s constitutional rights. Attached herein you will see the arguments that we raised. The prosecution was ultimately willing to “vacate” or “remove” the original charges of PC 273.5 (Domestic Violence Causing Traumatic Injury) and amend the charges to include a violation of PC 242 (Simple Battery). These changes allowed the Defendant to adjust his immigration status to remain in this country.
Results: Charges Reduced to a Non-Deportable Conviction – Allowing Client to Become a US Citizen