Motion to vacate approved

Javier* was charged with being deportable based on two felony convictions.  He had pled guilty to the charges without being properly advised by his prior attorney that the convictions will result in deportation. Based on the nature of his convictions, our client was held in jail throughout his removal proceedings.   He lost his case in Immigration Court and his appeal and was facing deportation.  Attorney Weronika Costas filed a motion to vacate his conviction with the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas and pushed the Court to schedule a hearing on the matter.  After hearing Attorney Costas’ oral arguments, the Court granted the motion and vacated Javier’s* convictions, eliminating his charges of removability.  Javier is now released and will have a chance to fight his criminal charges in order to avoid future deportation consequences.


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