CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether a defendant will not be granted a Certificate of Innocence after a vacated conviction if the underlying conduct constituted a violation of state law?
Defendant was convicted. Subsequently, his conviction was vacated. Later, he petitioned for a Certificate of Innocence. His petition was denied. The conduct underlying the vacated conviction constituted a violation of state law. Accordingly, he was not entitled to a Certificate of Innocence. Judgment affirmed.
United States v. Brewer, 21-1286, per curiam. Appealed from the United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.