Highly Skilled Post-Conviction Relief Representation
Did you accept a plea agreement that you should not have? Was it only after the fact that you understood key elements of the agreement and how bad they were for you?
Having signed the agreement does not preclude you from being able to take action to fight for a better deal later. At The Nolan Law Firm, we can help you understand your post-conviction relief options.
How Post-Conviction Relief Differs From An Appeal
Post-conviction relief is available to those who have entered into plea agreements or who have been convicted at trial, have appealed and have lost the appeal. An appeal is a form of relief that is only available to rectify the outcome of a trial.
Issues that can serve as the basis for post-conviction relief include discovery of new exculpatory evidence and ineffective assistance of legal counsel.
Motions To Set Aside
In many states, when people want to put their criminal record behind them, they can petition the court for an expungement. In Arizona, we have no such option. But a motion to set aside does allow a judge to place a notation that, since the time of the conviction, he or she has found good cause to vacate the judgment.
Motions To Terminate Lifetime Probation
Another option is a motion to terminate lifetime probation. For those who have lived under probation, there is little doubt as to the stress and difficulties it can create. No one wants to spend the rest of their life thinking they are one mistake away from being returned to prison for a probation violation.
Deep Knowledge Of Post-Conviction Relief
At The Nolan Law Firm, attorney Cari McConeghy Nolan is a former unit chief in the Criminal Appeals section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. While serving in that role, she supervised appellate attorneys.
She has briefed cases all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States, has numerous published opinions in the state of Arizona and has appeared on numerous occasions before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Her vast experience has provided attorney McConeghy Nolan with a thorough knowledge of how appeals and post-conviction relief work.
Contact Us Today For Help
To fight a plea agreement to which you never should have agreed or a wrongful conviction, turn to The Nolan Law Firm. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our attorneys, call 480-359-3457 or contact us online.