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Now that you’ve hired an attorney, what happens between the hiring and filing of the application? This article is going to unveil that secret. The attorney is going to know as much as they can about the prospective client by doing just a little bit of research, just on what the client was convicted of,…

So you’ve been accused and convicted of a crime, and your case is on an appeal and you’re about to stand trial. If you’ve been charged with a federal crime, you’re probably wondering what kind of sentence you’re facing. The truth is, the vast majority of federal criminal defendants plead guilty- in fact, about 94…

When it comes to hiring an attorney to work for you in your case, there are essentially two things to think about. First, what qualifications should you be on the lookout for (of course, you want to hire an attorney with excellent qualifications). Secondly, what should you expect when you have hired the attorney? Why…

Did you know that deadly weapon finding can be a misused tool used to increase the mandatory time you must serve in prison before you’re eligible for release on parole? If you or your loved one is convicted and later discovers that your case has deadly weapon findings on it, it’s not over yet. Here’s…

There are grounds that you can assert in 11.07 Writ of Habeas Corpus to seek freedom from prison, even if what you did that resulted in your incarceration was a plea bargain, trial, or an open plea. What you should do is to file an 11.07 for the right constitutional type ground. For example, the…

The timeline of the 11.07 writ of habeas corpus application varies widely. The time you file your writ to the time that you get resolution in your case could be as much as two years and as little as three to four months. There are cases that resolve quickly, and some cases took many years…

You need to know about cutting a prison sentence with a writ if you have a loved one in prison. One of the most frequent questions we get asked is, “How can I get a sentence time reduction or get my (or my loved one’s) sentencing cut?” Is there a way for cutting a prison…

What is the difference between an appeal vs. writ of habeas corpus? In the state of Texas, when you stand on trial for a criminal offense, and you’ve been convicted, you have certain rights of appeal. You are allowed to file a Notice of Appeal or file a motion for a new trial, all within…

Also called the motion to vacate sentence, the 2255 petition for writ of habeas corpus can be an application for a writ of habeas corpus. Essentially, they are all the same, with only a slight difference. The 2255 petition only applies to those who have been convicted in a federal court and now in federal…

Filing an Appeal, writ, or both???? Have you or your loved one been convicted and want to go through the post-conviction relief process? You must be curious about what to do when you have the right to appeal. First, should you go through the appeal process or skip it and go straight to file the…

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