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Recent Victory Highlight
August 27, 2012

Recent highlights from our victory blog include the reversal of several forgery convictions because section 470 permits only one conviction when only one document is involved, reversal of a identity theft conviction based on a statute of limitations violation, and the issuance of a habeas order to show cause upon the showing of a prima facie case that counsel misadvised petitioner about the immigration consequences of his guilty plea.

In People v. Robinson , No. A128648, the Court of Appeal reversed four of appellant's convictions for forgery because Penal Code section 470 does not permit multiple convictions where only one document is involved, as was the case here. The Court of Appeal also found that appellant's conviction for identity theft was barred by the applicable three-year statute of limitations. The Court of Appeal therefore reversed the identity theft conviction as well. Our victory blog post on Robinson is posted here.

In In re Ernesto Cortes , No. A129974, the Court of Appea found a prima facie case that counsel was ineffective because he misadvised petitioner about the immigration consequences of his guilty plea. The court of appeal issued the order to show cause returnable before the superior court. Our victory blog post on Cortes is posted here.

There are many victories posted on the victory blog, where you can peruse them all, or use the blog search engine to look for reversals in specific areas of law.

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