Brownstone focuses on post-conviction work. We file post-conviction motions and writs of habeas corpus. Our Post-Conviction Relief Attorneys work to overturn your conviction or obtain a new trial for you. The Post-Conviction Relief Attorneys at Brownstone focus on delivering results that matter and criminal post-conviction motions and hearings across the country.
Post-conviction litigation is a unique legal area that may be available to people who have been convicted of a crime, after appeal rights have been exhausted. You may also qualify to withdraw your plea. Call our Post-Conviction Relief Attorneys at (855) 776-2773.
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Vacate or Quash a Previous Judgment and Sentence
Under statute a person convicted of a crime may file a Motion to Vacate Conviction and/or Sentence requesting a new trial or sentencing. There are various grounds to withdraw your plea or for Post-conviction grounds which include the following reasons:
- Ineffective Counsel
- Newly Discovered Evidence
- The Judgment and Sentence is Void or Illegal
- The Conviction and Sentence is unconstitutional
If your motion is denied you may appeal to the United States Court of Appeals or States Courts of Appeals.
Post-Conviction Motions for Relief
Our appellate law firm has experience in filing federal court post-conviction claims for inmates and defendants across the nation and in every federal appellate court. Whether you are an inmate in prison or a defendant that wants to vacate an old conviction, our law firm can help. We represent clients seeking to:
- Vacate a previous conviction
- Motions to Reduce Sentence
- Motion to Overturn Judgment
- Motions for Habeas Corpus Relief
- Commutations (federal and state)
- Pardons and Clemency (federal and state)
- Motions for New Trial
- Motions Based on Newly Discovered Evidence
Motions for Habeas Corpus are normally filed after a person has exhausted all appellate remedies. Under the AEDPA (The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act) a defendant has 1 year and 90 days to file a writ of habeas corpus under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. Defendants must exhaust all state remedies, including PDR claims, post-conviction relief motions, state court habeas claims, direct appeals to the circuit courts and highest court. Read more about Habeas Corpus Petitions.
Have you received a conviction that you’re eager to have overturned? Maybe your sentence is harsher than it should be? Whatever your situation may be, our legal team can help you get post-conviction relief. Brownstone Law’s Post-Conviction Relief Attorneys have helped thousands of clients file a post-conviction motion for relief, which can make a world of difference in your life, saving you thousands of dollars in legal fines and months (or years) of imprisonment.
There are four common types of post-conviction relief. Chances are, you qualify for at least one of the following post-conviction motions:
- Motion to reduce sentence
- Motion for newly discovered evidence
- Motion for ineffective counsel
- Motion to withdraw plea
Motion to Reduce Sentence
A motion to reduce sentence is fairly self-explanatory. If you have received a sentence that can be construed as illegal and/or is excessively harsh, then you can qualify for filing a motion to reduce the sentence. Brownstone has helped countless clients file motions to reduce sentence.
Motion for Newly Discovered Evidence
This type of motion took the legal world by storm when DNA evidence came into play. Many high profile criminal cases from years past had to be reviewed by the courts a second time because of the advent of DNA evidence. However, there are many other types of evidence that can push you to file a motion for newly discovered evidence.
As accomplished appeals lawyers, we understand that the strength of an appeal lies within discerning case law research, meticulous review of your trial, and compelling presentation before the courts. Our appeal lawyers are highly proficient law researchers, writers, and debaters. We hold a keen understanding of appellate laws and rules and are extremely adept at devising effective briefs and oral arguments.