Post-Conviction Relief in Mesa
Mesa Criminal Appeals Attorney
Having a criminal conviction on your record can sometimes negatively impact
your future education and employment aspirations. Many professional careers,
housing applications, college financial aid applications, and some professional
licenses require a background check on potential candidates. Employers,
landlords, financial institutions, and other organizations may be less
likely to hire, rent to, lend to, or license an individual with certain
types of criminal convictions. No matter how insignificant your offense
may seem to you, a prior conviction may damage your reputation and may
seriously hinder your future prospects and opportunities
Sometimes, the existence of a prior conviction can result in more significant
penalties if you are charged, and convicted, with a new
criminal offense. Normally, repeat offenders can face harsher punishments, including (but
not limited to) higher fines and longer jail or prison terms. If you have
previously been convicted of a criminal offense and would like to have
your case reviewed to see if filing a Petition for Post-Conviction Relief
is appropriate in your case then
contact our firm today to schedule an appointment.
Seeking release, new trial, or a modification of sentence?
A Petition for Post-Conviction Relief is a legal tool used to review the
validity of a conviction. In circumstances where your case was resolved
with a plea agreement, it may be the only method available to you for
reviewing your case. Generally speaking, most individuals who enter a
plea agreement will waive
their right to appeal and thereby limit the available remedies which they may seek in terms
of appellate review. There are various time limits imposed by rule and
statute which operate to restrict the availability for filing a Petition
for Post-Conviction Relief. Under some circumstances you must file your
Petition for Post-Conviction Review within 90 days of sentencing to preserve
your rights for review. Thus, if you are considering filing a Petition
for Post-Conviction Review it is important to act promptly.
The Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC is committed to aggressive legal
representation. Attorney Trent Buckallew has been fighting on behalf of
his clients for over a decade. Do not hesitate to contact the firm today
for a free consultation.
Contact a Mesa criminal appeals attorney if you would like to inquire about filing a Petition for Post-Conviction
Relief in your case.