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Post-Conviction Relief In Nebraska

If you have been convicted of a crime and are incarcerated, you have several options for pursuing post-conviction relief in Nebraska state and federal courts. With more than 15 years of experience and a proven history of success, McGoughLaw P.C. L.L.O. can help you understand your options and obtain the intelligent, trustworthy assistance you need to achieve the best possible result.

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A criminal appeal asks an appellate court to review whether the law was correctly applied to the evidence presented at a defendant's initial trial. An appellate court does not examine new data or evidence; it renders its decision based only on the evidence presented at the initial trial.

Post-Conviction Motions

A post-conviction motion is a written application by the defendant to overturn a conviction or sentence based upon new information or evidence that was not heard at the initial trial. The motion may show that the client is innocent or it may demonstrate that his or her trial or sentencing was unfair, such as when the prosecution failed to turn over necessary evidence.

The most commonly-raised issue on post-conviction relief, and your best chance of success, is to establish ineffective assistance from your prior attorney.

Federal Habeas Corpus Petitions

A prisoner who files a petition for a writ of habeas corpus is challenging the authority of the state government to confine him. A federal judge may order a hearing after reading the petition, where the prisoner is able to argue that incarceration amounts to a violation of federal constitutional rights.

Federal Habeas Corpus Petition Lawyers In Omaha

If you want to explore your options for post-conviction relief, McGoughLaw can help. Call us at 402-614-8655 to schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case. For after-hours or emergency matters, please call us at 402-660-6909.

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