November 2018 - Motion to Withdraw Plea ALLOWED
Motion to Withdraw Plea ALLOWED
Summary: Client pled guilty to OUI-Liquor, Second Offense, in 2016. Our office filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea due to his inability to intelligently or voluntary plea in 2016 as a result of his poor English. Our client is a native Portuguese speaker and Attorney Bernard argued that as a result of his poor English, he was not able to fully understand the court proceedings at that time. There was not an interpreter present during his court proceedings either.
Results: Our office filed the motion to withdraw his plea and was able to have a motion hearing in court. Attorney Bernard argued this motion and the motion was allowed, restoring his license five (5) year loss of license! Our office also had a Portuguese interpreter present with him at the hearing. This is a great result!