Individuals who have been convicted of a crime may, after their direct appeal is over, file a petition for post-conviction relief. A petition for post-conviction relief urges a district court to overturn a conviction because of ineffective assistance of counsel, newly discovered evidence, or the conviction or sentence violated state or federal law, among other things. Petitions must be filed within one year after the conclusion of an individual’s direct appeal.
The attorneys at The Appellate Group have filed petitions for post-conviction relief. They work with investigators to find the evidence necessary to support those petitions. They also appeal denials of post-conviction relief to the appellate courts.