Margolis Law Successfully Overturns and Vacates Conviction for Mexican National, After Withdrawing Plea and Winning Jury Trial in Macomb County.
by Timothy Cretsinger on March 16, 2016
Our office successfully moved to withdraw a guilty plea to Felony Fleeing and Eluding, on behalf of a Mexican National in Macomb County, which made him eligible for an immigration bond and release from ICE custody. After winning the fight to withdraw the guilty plea in state court, we then prevailed in a several day’s long jury trial. The Macomb County jury deliberated and delivered a not guilty verdict on the felony Fleeing and Eluding 3rd degree charge on March 7, 2016. A conviction on the felony charge would have resulted in the client being again detained by ICE and held without bond and his likely subsequent deportation from the U.S. After trial, client advises his wife “cried all day in happiness” that the client was not going to be deported over this incident.