Pennsylvania Superior Court Reverses Guilty Verdict – Appeal Granted

Attorney Hoey was retained as appellate counsel by a York County Defendant following his conviction for selling cocaine in York, Pennsylvania. Following his conviction, Attorney Hoey obtained the trial transcripts and successfully argued the Defendant’s appeal in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. The Superior Court then vacated the Defendant’s conviction and remanded the matter for a new trial. Although the Defendant was originally sentenced to serve eight years in a state correctional institution, Mr. Hoey successfully argued on behalf of his client and reduced that sentence to six months confinement in the county prison. Mr. Hoey’s involvement at appellate counsel directly let to the reversal of the Defendant’s conviction, vacated his sentence and reduced his term of confinement from eight years to six months. Commonwealth vs. Lugo: York County Court of Common Pleas / Pennsylvania Superior Court