Post-Conviction Appeals Lawyer Philadelphia
If you have been found guilty of a crime in the state of Pennsylvania, you may still have certain legal options available to you. First and foremost, you have the right to appeal your verdict. An appeal may be heard for a variety of reasons. If you believe that it is in your best interest to appeal a guilty verdict, you should retain counsel immediately as you have a limited amount of time in which to appeal after a decision of guilt has been rendered.
But what if your attempts to appeal have been denied yet you maintain the position that justice has not been served and you need challenge your conviction. In Pennsylvania, you have post-conviction remedies available to you under certain circumstances, including:
•(1) A violation of either the state or federal Constitution occurred
•(2) Trial counsel's assistance was ineffective
•(3) A plea of guilty was induced by unlawful means
•(4) Government officials obstructed the petitioner's right of appeal
•(5) New evidence has come to light which may have changed the trial's outcome
•(6) The imposed sentence exceeded the lawful maximum
•(7) Jurisdiction of the court was improper
So if you believe you can prove in court that prior counsel was ineffective (not solely based upon the result but rather was incompetent) or you were prevented from appealing appropriately due to improper government action or DNA testing has since become available which may demonstrate your innocence or for any other reason which may fall under the above guidelines, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. We can help you to protect your rights.
It won't be easy as the post-conviction remedy process is complex and, like appeals, time sensitive, but we may just be able to help you achieve the justice you deserve. Call today to discuss how we can help you.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin