The legal rule in Massachusetts is called abatement
by irishkey9 (2017-04-20 12:03:45)
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  In reply to: I'm not sure of Massachusetts law, but I thought  posted by tf86

A court will vacate the conviction because an appeal is pending. The state chooses to say that the conviction is abated, as if it never happened. This has a significant impact on civil cases which rely on criminal decisions as its basis for facts.


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