Laura Mannion was an amazing criminal defense lawyer for me. I am very grateful to have her to be my lawyer. She helped represent my case in 2018 when I was denied citizenship three times by an immigration officer due to a drug conviction. I learned that I could not become a citizen and could even get deported. I was very disappointed and frustrated when reading the letter that the immigration officer sent me. I felt like living in America for me came to an end of the road. I have no voice if I never became a citizen in this country. I could not be able to vote, get a job, work in the public office, and most important of all, that I will can get deported. I was introduced to Laura through my church friend who was a prosecutor. He referred me to a program who then referred me to Laura. She said that Laura Mannion is the best criminal attorney for my type of case. She specializes in this area. She was confident that Laura could help me. After some time, Laura reached out to me and said that she is interested in my case and would like me to come to the office so that she can hear about my situation. So, I went to her office located in Quincy. I sat down with her and explained every little detail about my situation. She took my case to heart; I could feel it because I was being very honest with her. 15 years ago, I was charged with dealing drugs because my identify was being used by one of my relatives. He took my driver’s license and went dealing drugs with his friends. They sold to an undercover and I got charged. The case went on for a long time, then the prosecutors made me an offer known as a continuance without a finding. They would dismiss the case later if I took their offer, otherwise if I kept fighting, I could face many years in prison if I lost the case. I was young during that time and just graduated from college got a decent job with a bank. I did not have time to keep on being on trials year after year, so I took the commonwealth’s offer of a “continue without finding”. I thought, I could rest after the case was over, and I had the advice of my public defender. But down the road these drug records were with me for the rest of my life and hurting me. The drug records prevented me from applying for good paying jobs. I was denied by several large banks for accounting positions, and then after I got a good job I was asked to leave the company after two weeks into the job after they finished running my CORI and found out that I got three drug offenses. Then when I applied back to my old company that I started my career after college I was accepted for an accounting position, but then again after two weeks into the position the company also found out that I got three drug records after they finished running my CORI. I was asked to leave the company in the same day that they let me know. In addition, facing hardship with applying for jobs with my drug records. I was also denied by the immigration office for three times. Each time, I applied to becoming a citizen, I passed the citizen test, but the only thing that prevented me from becoming the citizen was my drug records. Laura was a great lawyer for me. She helped me fight my case at Dorchester Court with all her ability and she believed me that I was innocent. She also saw I should not be a person facing the burden from applying for jobs and becoming a citizen. When Laura took on my case, she listened to my explanation of my situation well. She felt the paint for the hardship of my life that I was facing. She helped advice and guide me every step during reopening my three drug cases in Dorchester Court. She explained to me the pros and cons of my case. Her advice helped eliminate the risks for me. She helped follow up with me along the way. She would schedule me to come to her office before the court day and would counsel me and explain how she is going to present my case to the judge. I was very confident when talking with Laura helping with my case. In 2018, we had an evidentiary hearing. The judge listened to Laura representing my case and arguing against the prosecutor. The judge also heard my oral testimony. She felt my honesty testimony and listened to Laura’s strong supporting argument. After the hearing was over the judge said that she will make her decision in couple months. Laura received the good news a couple months later. She responded back to me in the same day and told me that the judge had made her final decision to vacate all three of my drug cases. I was very happy to hear the news from Laura. I am very thankful to have her representing me at Dorchester Court and winning the hearing for me and having all three of drug cases vacated. After the hearing was over, Laura took an extra step helping me to become a citizen. She referred me to a program that helps me with my application process and representing me with the immigration officer. In 2019, I became a citizen. I was able to vote and in addition to this I found a good accounting job. I am very grateful that Laura was my defense lawyer. She is a blessing to me. She brought my life back together. I am confident that she can help you too if you allow her to represent you. She will try her all to win the case for you. To this day, I often think about her. Without her fighting for me, I do not know how my life would have turned out with those drug records. I believe Laura is one of the finest criminal lawyers out there for people with immigration issues .I trust that with her ability and experience for many years, she will help you with your case. Take care and God bless.