Post-Conviction Relief Attorney
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Post-conviction relief is a procedure that allows the defendant in a criminal case to bring more evidence or raise additional issues in a case after a judgment has been made (post-trial). With valid grounds, post-conviction relief can help you obtain a fair resolution in your case.
At Appeals Law Group, our lawyers in Orlando put more than 40 years of collective experience in criminal appeals to work for our clients. Call our firm today to learn more about post-conviction relief, and take legal action to protect your future!
What Is PCR, and How Does It Work?
Unlike direct appeals, post-conviction relief acts like a post-trial motion. PCR arguments are filed with the trial court, not an appeals court. In most cases, a post-conviction motion is used to address issues that unclear in the case. Post-conviction relief is commonly used after the defendant loses a direct appeal.
Evidence and arguments commonly used in PRC include:
- DNA tests which can prove innocence
- Evidence of perjury or juror misconduct
- Misconduct by the prosecution
- Changes in the law post-verdict
- Ineffective/poor attorney counsel during the case
If the PCR motion is successful, the judge may grant the petition and order a new trial, modify the sentence, or order some other form of relief for the defendant. In your case, a post-conviction relief may be the key to obtaining a positive resolution and protecting your future opportunities!
The Post-Conviction Relief Process
Post-conviction relief cases usually begin with a reading and investigation of transcripts and other written materials from the court proceedings. Next, the attorney testifies, at which point the victim may be requested to testify. Unlike appeals proceedings, the petitioner has the right to address the court during a PCR hearing. In addition, the victim also has the right to give an impact statement.
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Our appellate attorneys in Orlando have helped countless individuals explore their options with post-conviction relief. PCR may present effective legal options for you where you would otherwise have none at all. Ultimately, it may prove to be the difference between unjust punishment and a fair, just resolution to your case. If you are facing criminal charges in Florida, schedule a free consultation with our lawyers and see what post-conviction relief may do for you!