Post Conviction Appeals

In the federal system this is referred to as 2255 appeal. (Ineffective assistance of counsel) We have tremendous experience in this issue at the state and federal level. Each state has a separate rule describing this action. Usually this action cannot arise until the regular appellate process is complete.

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel can occur at several stages of representation. (Pretrial, trial, and on appeal) Many times the attorney error is not immediately detectable, but upon review of the record the error may be easy to see. Your attorney’s conduct could dramatically affect the outcome of your case.

Examples of Errors:

  • Objections in trial
  • Calling witnesses
  • Investigating the case
  • Failure to object
  • Failure to file pretrial or post trial motions
  • Failure to inform client about consequences of plea, trail, etc.