Sep. 26, 2022 – People v. Lopez (2nd Dist., Div. 2, B315320)

The Court of Appeal reverses the trial court’s order denying appellant’s motion to withdraw his plea and vacate his conviction pursuant to PC 1473.7(a). Citing appellant’s personal history, deep ties to the U.S., youth, and lack of criminal history, the court finds a reasonable probability appellant would not have pled to an offense that subjected him to mandatory deportation had he been properly advised of the immigration consequences of the plea.