There are many different procedural steps in the criminal-justice process. Proceedings for post-conviction relief are generally the final step for fighting a charge after all appeals have been exhausted. Generally, a person convicted of a crime has only one opportunity to pursue post-conviction relief. Therefore, that motion needs to be handled successfully the first and only time. Through a successful petition for post-conviction relief, you may be able to reopen your case, vacate the conviction, modify the jail sentence or fine, or obtain a new trial or appeal. Post-conviction relief is an important safeguard for protecting constitutional rights, but must be handled by an experienced attorney who is familiar with the complex nature of post-conviction litigation.
At Hale Blau & Saad, a criminal defense law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, our post-conviction relief lawyers have extensive experience handling these types of proceedings at both the state and federal levels. Our extensive trial and appellate experience also enhances our post-conviction practice. We excel at analyzing cases and developing creative legal arguments in order to achieve positive results for our clients.
Our attorneys have dedicated their careers exclusively to criminal defense. We have handled thousands of criminal cases.
A Wealth Of Experience Handling All Types Of State And Federal Crimes
We represent clients seeking post-conviction relief from any type of felony or misdemeanor conviction, including:
Founding attorney Robert Hale, a former Assistant Federal Public Defender, has decades of experience handling appeals and post-conviction proceedings in serious cases, including representing clients facing the death penalty. Attorney Daniel Blau is a former judicial law clerk at the North Carolina Court of Appeals and has handled dozens of appeals and post-conviction cases. Our attorneys have also prepared petitions for writs of habeas corpus as well as petitions for writs of certiorari to have cases heard by the United States Supreme Court.
We have obtained successful results for clients in post-conviction relief proceedings. For example:
- We reversed a client's murder conviction and death sentence on grounds of prosecutorial misconduct.
- We obtained a reduced sentence and release from jail for a client convicted of armed robbery, burglary, drug possession, and kidnapping who originally received a life sentence.
- We vacated a conviction for a client charged with larceny.
- We vacated convictions and obtained dismissal of the charges for a client convicted of check fraud.
Seeking To Challenge Your Criminal Conviction? Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation
Call Hale Blau & Saad at 919-805-3364 to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys. We offer flexible payment options and will visit clients in jail.