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Conroe Writs Attorney

Conroe, Texas federal and state writ of habeas corpus attorney

What Is A Writ?

There are many complex issues that may affect the outcome of a criminal case. Even in cases where a person is innocent, they may be convicted due to factors that were beyond their control. However, a conviction may not be the end of the line for a defendant, and there are several forms of post-conviction relief that may be available. One of the most powerful options available to those who were wrongfully convicted, who had their rights violated during a criminal investigation or trial, or who received inappropriate sentences is to apply for a writ of habeas corpus.

At the law firm of Pullan & Young, we understand the difficulties that many defendants face when they are caught up in the criminal justice system. With our experience representing clients in numerous types of criminal cases, we know the emotional trauma that can affect a person and their family after a wrongful conviction or other types of unfair treatment. Our experience as prosecuting attorneys has also helped us understand the methods that are often used to secure convictions, and we know how to challenge unfair or unethical practices and respond to violations of people's Constitutional rights. Attorney Corey Young can provide skilled and dedicated legal help to people who are seeking post-conviction relief, including guidance on when writs of habeas corpus may be the best way to have a conviction or sentence overturned.

State Writs of Habeas Corpus

In situations where a person was convicted at the state level, they may seek a writ of habeas corpus in state court. Through a state writ, a person can bring new evidence to the court's attention that was not available during their trial, and if this evidence proves their innocence, their conviction may be overturned. A state writ can also be used to demonstrate that a person was wrongfully convicted or received an unfair sentence due to violations of their rights. They may seek relief based on factors such as incompetence by their defense attorney, the withholding of evidence by police officers or prosecutors, jury tampering or misconduct, or other issues that resulted in an unjust outcome in their case. A state writ can generally be sought after a final conviction is issued and any appeals have been concluded.

Federal Writs of Habeas Corpus

If a person was convicted on federal charges, or if their application for a state writ of habeas corpus has been denied, they can request a writ of habeas corpus in federal court. Federal writs follow many of the same principles as state writs, although they usually will not address any new evidence or claims of innocence. Instead, federal writs will typically be based on claims that a person's Constitutional rights have been violated. For example, a person may seek a federal writ based on the fact that they did not receive a fair trial because the jury in their case was not impartial. They may also address violations of their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination, their Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches of their person or property, or their Fourteenth Amendment rights to receive equal protection under the law. Federal writs may be a possible avenue for relief after a person has exhausted their options for seeking an appeal or other forms of relief at the state level.

Contact Our Conroe State and Federal Writs Lawyers

Attorney Corey Young can advise you on when a writ of habeas corpus may be a good option for you, and he will provide representation throughout the writ application process, working to demonstrate that you should receive relief. Attorney Young will fight to protect your rights and help you address unfair and illegal treatment by prosecutors or other law enforcement officials. Contact Attorney Young by calling 936-647-1540 and arranging your free consultation.

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