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The conviction was reversed, and the case was then dismissed by the trial court after remand.

GLENROY BLACKWOOD v. STATE OF FLORIDA

217 So. 3d 1146 (Fla 2nd DCA 2017). – Glenroy Blackwood, through Brandon J. Rafool, Attorney at Law, appealed the denial of his Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.850 motion for postconviction relief after an evidentiary hearing. Blackwood, a Jamaican citizen legally present in the United States, alleged that his trial counsel failed to warn him that he would be subject to automatic deportation as a result of entering a plea to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and that had he known of the deportation consequences, he would not have entered the plea but instead would have proceeded to trial. Because the only evidence provided at the evidentiary hearing supported Blackwood‘s sworn assertions in his postconviction motion, we reverse the postconviction court’s order denying relief. The conviction was reversed, and the case was then dismissed by the trial court after remand.