The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the firm’s client, vacating his guilty plea. The Court held that, because at least two of the defendant’s prior convictions did not qualify as “felony drug offenses” under 21 U.S.C. sec. 841, 851, his plea agreement was not entered into knowingly and intelligently.
Vanessa Eisenmann and Michelle Jacobs represented the defendant on appeal, and Eisenmann presented oral argument. The firm now has 16 criminal-defense victories in the Seventh Circuit since opening in 2013.
Practice areas: Appellate, Criminal Defense.