Elizabeth Franklin-Best

Appellate lawyer

Elizabeth Franklin-Best, a criminal appellate lawyer seeking freedom for her clients.

Renwick Mose v. State of SC, SCSCt, filed 8/16/17: Equitable Tolling of Statute of Limitations for Inmates Who Rely on Prison Mail System

August 16th, 2017
Elizabeth Franklin-Best

An excellent and eminently fair outcome in this South Carolina Supreme Court case, especially given the total wreck that is the South Carolina Department of Corrections these days.  Mose tried to file his PCR application on-time; that is, before the one- year statute of limitations expired. As an inmate, he had to rely on the SCDC mail system.  For some reason, it took nearly a month for his application to make it to the Clerk of Court's office

US v. Hemza Lefsih, 4th Cir., filed 8/14/17: Improper Judicial Comments Results in Reversal of Immigration Fraud Conviction

August 15th, 2017
Elizabeth Franklin-Best

Holy cow, what a case.  Lefsih is an Algerian native who entered the country through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, a well-known program to many Americans, but not to this federal judge apparently.  The Government alleged that Lefsih committed federal crimes when he failed to identify some traffic citations on his immigration forms. Lefsih's very compelling defense was that he did not realize that traffic citations were crimes that neede

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