Post-Conviction Relief

Post-Conviction Relief 2017-08-29T20:34:35+00:00


Post-conviction relief is a general term related to appeals of criminal convictions, which may include release, new trial, modification of sentence, and such other relief as may be proper and just. The court may also make supplementary orders to the relief granted, concerning such matters as rearraignment, retrial, custody and release on security.

The term may refer to a law or court rule that allows a collateral challenge to a judgment of conviction which has otherwise become final in the normal appellate review process. Post-conviction relief is governed by federal and state laws, which vary by state, and may be used to preclude state or federal habeas corpus.

  • Sentence Appeals
  • Sentence Modifications
  • Sentence Reversals
  • Writs of Certiorari
  • Writs of Habeas Corpus
  • Writs of Mandamus