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Typically you file the federal 2255 Writ after your conviction is final; however, there are circumstances where you may file the 2255 Writ before your conviction is final. When your conviction is final, it means that your direct appeal has already been filed and you were denied relief, and it also could mean that your…

There are many things that happen after you file your federal 2255 Writ application that you should know about to better your chances of success in seeking freedom for your loved one. Usually, the first step that occurs after the 2255 Writ is filed is that the court examines the writ. The examination is usually…

The 2255 Writ is known by many names: a Motion to Vacate, 2255 Petition, 2255 Writ or sometimes it’s just called a Writ of Habeas Corpus. Nevertheless, it is a critical tool to seek freedom from federal prison. Section 2255 of the United States Code regulates the application and motion writs, so for the purpose…

There are many steps that you have to go through to file your 2255 Writ, but there are a few important steps to filing the writ that you need to know to have the best shot at freedom for your loved one. One of the most important things to do when filing your writ is…

As you know, I’ve written about the one-year timeline that runs from the time that you are convicted and your direct appeal is final to file your 2255 Writ. There is still hope! Don’t give up! There are other ways that you can pursue the 2255 Writ even after the one year has expired from…

There are methods you can use to leverage the rules of civil procedure in your case to do more than just file your 2255 Writ and wait for the judge to give an order. These methods can include things such as post-judgment discovery. You’ve already been convicted, so it’s not the same kind of discovery…

There are many different types of claims that can be alleged on any writ. One of the most important writs in the federal system is the 2255 Writ, which has many different grounds you can assert. A ground is defined as something which you assert in your 2255 Writ to challenge your conviction in federal…

After 20 years on death row, Clinton Young walked out of the Midland County Detention Center on January 20, 2022 after posting a $150,000 bond that was crowdfunded. The murder conviction reversal in the Clinton Young case out of Midland County, Texas offers hope to loved ones of those incarcerated in Texas state Prisons. It…

We do get asked by potential clients if pretrial diversion is a possibility for their Texas criminal case. It’s a voluntary program that allows you to avoid a criminal conviction and have the charges dismissed once you meet certain conditions. It’s not the right fit for everyone in their criminal case. You may qualify IF:…

If you are not able to get your arrest or criminal record expunged you may want to consider an Order of Nondisclosure. Under certain circumstances, we can ask the court for an order of nondisclosure. This order legally frees you from having to disclose certain criminal offenses in your past. An order of nondisclosure also…

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