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.
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.