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Las Vegas Post-Conviction Lawyer

What is Post-Conviction Relief?

Gavel and handcuffs - what is post conviction relief

Post-conviction relief refers to the options a defendant has to reduce their sentence or even achieve an acquittal following a conviction. Depending on the specific circumstances, potential options may include a direct appeal, a writ of habeas corpus, or a post-conviction motion.

Most defendants believe that it is too late to do anything once their sentence is determined. While this is true in some cases, certain defendants have the opportunity to appeal the decision. The legal process for post-conviction relief is complex and lengthy. At the Law Offices of Kenneth G. Frizzell, III, our Las Vegas post-conviction relief attorney has more than 25 years of experience in this complex area of law.

Our legal team can efficiently guide you throughout the process as we protect your rights and help you make well-informed decisions about your future. You can rely on us to provide you with the relentless advocacy you deserve.

Contact our Las Vegas post-conviction lawyer today at (702) 979-7772 to schedule your free consultation.

Grounds for Post-Conviction Relief

Post-conviction relief is essentially when a defendant appeals the outcome of their trial. A direct appeal is an appeal to a higher appellate court to review the transcript and evidence from the trial. Another form of appeal is a writ of habeas corpus, which is a writ that takes a detainee to court to determine if the lower court had valid reasons for sentencing. Another common form of appeal is a post-conviction motion which appeals to the same trial court and is commonly used after other appeals have been denied.

Some reasons to pursue post-conviction relief include:

  • Incompetent/ineffective counsel
  • Prosecutorial misconduct
  • A plea was entered involuntarily
  • Availability of new evidence
  • Judicial error
  • Perjury
  • Jury misconduct
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Improper sentence or punishment

Post-Conviction Relief vs Appeal

Post-conviction relief differs from direct appeals, and a writ of habeas corpus, in that post-conviction relief arguments:

  • Act as a motion after the trial
  • Are not filed in an appellate court but rather in the trial court
  • Are often used after a direct appeal has been lost
  • Question or challenge the trial’s events within the same trial court whereas a direct appeal or writ of habeas corpus appeals to a higher appellate court to examine the order of the lower court
  • Have a quick timetable, meaning you do not have much time to submit your post-conviction motion

Call the Law Offices of Kenneth G. Frizzell, III at (702) 979-7772 to speak with our Las Vegas post-conviction attorney or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

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