Donna Aldea Wins 440 Motion After Hearing in New York County

Barket Epstein partner Donna Aldea recently convinced a New York State Supreme Court Justice to vacate two felony convictions of a man who received ineffective assistance of trial counsel when he pled guilty under two separate indictments without being fully informed by his attorney of the consequences that those pleas would have on his asylum protected status.  The victory was the result of successful motion practice by Ms. Aldea that resulted in obtaining an evidentiary hearing on the issues raised, and the dismissal came after a lengthy hearing in New York County Supreme Court.

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