Certificate of Innocence

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.

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