Habeas Corpus Writ Attorney in Orange County
Take Legal Action to Reclaim Your Freedom
Even after a trial has ended and the judge has rendered a final judgment
and issued your sentence, it is not too late to take legal action to protect
your rights. Many individuals choose to appeal a trial verdict and have
an appellate court review the case record. Unfortunately, a criminal conviction
or sentencing may only be appealed once—if the appeal fails, a second
appeal may not be made. Luckily, there is still legal action that may
be taken, in the form of writs.
Writs are written orders issued by government entities that command another
government entity to take specific actions. Writs that may be petitioned
in court are often administered by a higher court with more judicial power.
For example, the Supreme Court of the United States may use a writ of
certiorari to review cases from United States Courts of Appeals or state
courts. When it comes to protecting yourself against an unlawful or erroneous
prison sentence, you may petition the court for a writ of habeas corpus
to challenge the order.
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Using a Writ of Habeas Corpus
Habeas corpus is not the only writ available, but it is perhaps the most
common and most effective writ that may be used by the accused. In addition,
the trial does not have to be underway, nor is the individual required
to petition for the writ before a sentence has begun. In fact, habeas
corpus is frequently used after the accused has already begun serving
a prison sentence.
When new evidence comes to light, or it is discovered that a legal error
led to a prejudice in your case that directly influenced the conviction
and/or sentencing, petition for a writ of habeas corpus. If the writ is
granted, the accused may return to court to have their case reviewed in
light of the potential miscarriage of justice. You may be able to reduce
your term of imprisonment, or eliminate it entirely!
Challenging Other Types of Custody
Habeas corpus is not strictly for the accused who are serving a prison
sentence. The writ may also be petitioned for many other types of court-ordered
custody. For example, if a judge orders pretrial detention, the accused
may petition for habeas corpus to challenge the decision. A successful
petition must be able to demonstrate a valid reason for changing the order.
Review your circumstances with our legal team and pursue an effective
course of legal action!
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If you or a loved one is serving time in prison or jail because of a legal
error or other miscarriage of justice, take action to protect your freedom
with a writ of habeas corpus. The Anaheim criminal defense attorney at
our firm has
helped thousands of clients find positive solutions to complex legal issues of all kinds. When it comes to protecting your
future and securing your freedom, trust a legal team that has a proven
record of success.
Schedule a free case evaluation with The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs and get the legal assistance you
may need to secure your freedom!