Do You Need To Vacate Prior Convictions Within Rhode Island?
Rhode Island Code Chapter 10-9.1 allows convicts to file an appeal – to vacate prior convictions.
Who does the law help?
RI Title Code 10-9.1 is designed to lower or dismiss convictions for defendants. The most common requests to vacate prior convictions include those made by immigrants or noncitizens, as well as those who are ordered to register as lifetime sex offenders.
Immigrants In Rhode Island File Post Conviction Relief
Have you established your lifestyle or family life in the United States? Were you found guilty of a crime you were no part of? Even if you were guilty, there are chances to lower convictions, and remain in the United States.
Did you know that a conviction can trigger immigration deportation or removal? It’s a fact. A conviction can leave felons holding legal residency by a thread. Crimes involving moral turpitude or CMITs for instance, can start an initiation proceeding for removal or deportation. However, post conviction relief, or vacating prior convictions as it is sometimes called may eliminate the chances of this ever happening.
A post conviction relief is essentially a motion to remove or dismiss a conviction, based on the persuasive arguments presented by a lawyer.
Examples of CMITs include:
- Voluntary Manslaughter
- Spousal Abuse
- Aggravated Assault
RI Sex Offenders Plead Motions to Vacate Prior Convictions
Was your sex assault case represented by an incompetent lawyer? Are you now left with the label as a lifetime sex offender?
Don’t settle. Fight hard with the help of a skilled lawyer. John R. Grasso understands the legal proceedings to accurately file a motion for vacating prior convictions.
He’s helped thousands of immigrants or falsely accused sex offenders regain their freedom and/or innocence.
Depending on how the case played out, a lawyer may be able to assist with post conviction relief by:
- Wiping out the charges altogether
- Lowering a felony to a misdemeanor
- Filing for alternative sentencing apart from prison time
- Arguing that the previous counsel was insufficient
Contact the Island law offices as soon as possible.
Contact an Aggressive Immigration Defense Attorney in Rhode Island
Don’t wait another day. The sooner motions are filed for post-conviction relief, the better the chances are to fight and keep legal residency within the United States.
Free consultations are available. Contact the Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso now.