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Certificate of Innocence

Feb 7, 2020

Criminal Law: Certificate of Innocence-Successive Petition-Res Judicata

Where an appellant, who achieved a reversal of convictions for federal gambling and money-laundering, petitioned for a second time for a certificate of innocence, the second petition is barred by the doctrine of res judicata, so the judgment is affirmed. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. v. Bala (MLW No. 74489/Case No. 18-2849 – 6 pages) (U.S. […]

Jan 3, 2020

Criminal Law: Possession of Firearm-Certificate of Innocence-Abuse of Discretion

Defendant appealed from the denial of his petition for a certificate of innocence after he was charged with possession of a firearm. Where the record supported finding that defendant in possession a firearm and that his possession constituted additional offenses under federal and state law and that defendant’s possession was the result of his own […]

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