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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…

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…

One of the most frequent questions we get asked is, “How can I get a sentence time reduction or get my sentencing cut?” Is there a way for cutting a prison sentence? The fact is, there’s no magic bullet for such a thing. The way to get your sentencing reduced is to get a do-over…

What is the difference between an appeal and a 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…

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…

So you’ve gone through appeal and filed a state 11.07 writ of habeas corpus here in Texas. Unfortunately, you got denied. Now you’re looking for your next avenue and what you can do from there. Your next step is to pursue a 2254 petition for a writ of habeas corpus in the federal court. What is…

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 11.07 writ of habeas corpus or…

“Is my case hopeless?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions that we get from people who have been convicted and sentenced to prison, with some being in prison for just a few years, or even a number of years up to 20 years. The truth is, there’s hope for freedom. You’ve tried…

Timelines are an important part of the writ of habeas corpus process. Before we discuss the timelines, if you’ve not given the 11.07 writ of habeas corpus a try and you feel like you’re still within the timeline, do so now. Or perhaps, you’ve filed a writ that turned out unsuccessful in the past, don’t…

What do you do to present evidence that was not presented at your trial that could help you get out of prison? So you’ve been convicted of a serious criminal offense that landed you in prison or on probation. What do you do to present evidence that was not presented at your trial that could…

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