Thursday, December 18, 2014

Court of Appeal Reversed a Criminal Conviction in One of My Recent Cases

This post is not related to any immigration matter, but I do a fair amount of criminal appellate work as a panel attorney in the First, Second, and Sixth District. I accept court appointment for indigent clients in their direct appeal. I recently received a favorable decision in one of my cases, People v. Foster a case out of Alameda County where a young black male was convicted of attempted robbery of a local convenience store.

The decision was actually written up in the San Francisco Chronicle. Here is the link.

The decision was split, 2 to 1, and was based upon the denial by the trial court of a defense motion for a short continuance in order to try and locate a previously subpoenaed defense witness. Here is the link to the full decision at the court of appeal.

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