Post Conviction Relief
Post Conviction Relief in Orlando and Throughout Florida
A motion for Post Conviction relief is usually a person's last resort to overturn a criminal conviction or be released from prison after a direct appeal has not been successful. An Orlando post conviction attorney from our NeJame Law can help you in evaluating whether you have grounds for relief after a trial or after all appeals have been exhausted.
The most common grounds upon which post conviction relief is sought are:
- The original trial or appellate attorney was ineffective;
- The defense has discovered new evidence that was not known at the time of the trial that could exonerate the defendant;
- The defendant's guilty plea was not freely and voluntarily made;
- The defendant is now subject to deportation and removal from the U.S. due to a criminal conviction;
- The Defendant's conviction was prohibited by double jeopardy.
Post Conviction motions must be filed within a specific time frame or they cannot be heard by the court, regardless of whether or not the defendant would have prevailed on the merits. There are very limited exceptions, such as newly discovered evidence which could not have been known about previously. The procedures and process for filing and litigating Post Conviction motions can be complicated and complex, so it is very important to have a knowledgeable and skilled attorney to handle the process.
Contact our Orlando Post Conviction Relief Attorneys
If you have a close family member or a friend who is incarcerated, or who is subject to deportation due to a criminal conviction, call our criminal defense lawyers at (407) 500-0000, e-mail us at Defense@NeJameLaw.com or fill out our online contact form. We are available 7 days a week and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We value your privacy and we will keep any information strictly confidential.