POST-CONVICTION RELIEF IN PHOENIX - Work with a Board Certified Criminal Appeals Lawyer
Whether you have been recently convicted either through a plea agreement or trial verdict, you may be able to pursue options in appealing your case or filing for post-conviction relief. If you are seeking post-conviction relief, there are limited time frames and strict deadlines to file an appeal or a petition for post-conviction relief, so time is of the essence and you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately to better understand your legal options. Mr. Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer and has over 20 years’ experience in handling all types of post-conviction relief matters, including Appeals, Petitions for Post-Conviction Relief, Restoring Civil Rights/Restoring Gun Rights, Petitions for Early Termination of Probation, Petitions to Set Aside Convictions, Clemency and other remedies to clean up your record after you have been convicted of a crime.
Having a criminal conviction on your record can have a negative impact on your future career and educational pursuits. Many professional positions, college financial aid applications, housing applications, and certain professional licenses require a background check on potential applicants. Landlords, financial institutions, employers, and other entities may be less inclined to work with individuals who have certain types of criminal convictions. Regardless of how insignificant the offense may seem to you; a prior conviction could harm your reputation and may significantly affect future opportunities. An experienced criminal defense lawyer will be able to discuss any legal options available to you if you have been convicted.
Another consideration when it comes to seeking post-conviction relief is that having a prior conviction could potentially lead to more harsh penalties if you are later charged, and convicted, of any new criminal offense. Typically, individuals with a criminal record can face harsher punishments, including (but not limited to) longer jail or prison terms and higher fines. If you have 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, contact our firm today to schedule an appointment.
Petition for Post-Conviction Relief - Phoenix Appeals Attorney
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 aggressively pursuing any post-conviction legal remedies available to an individual. Attorney Trent Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney who has been fighting on behalf of his clients for nearly 20 years and has extensive experience in litigating and appealing all types of criminal cases and convictions with a proven record of success.
The Firm handles Appeals in Courts throughout the Valley (including Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale and surrounding areas) as well as throughout the State of Arizona.