Post Conviction Relief
Information on Post Conviction Relief
If you have been convicted of a crime, don't be fooled into thinking that your options have run out. There are many methods of post conviction relief available and you may be eligible for one or more of these options. Contact a Seattle criminal defense lawyer from our firm today to find out what your legal options are for post conviction relief.
If you have been convicted of a felony you know better than anyone that you have lost many of your rights, including the right to possess firearms, the right to vote and the right to hold public office. Under certain conditions and after a certain period of time you may be eligible to have a restoration of some, if not all of your rights. Certain options may be available to you such as a request for a sentence modification from the court that originally heard your case. In this instance you can make a request for a modification of the terms of the sentence which may include reduced jail time, reduced probation term and reduced fines.
Filing a sentence appeal allows a convicted person to request an adjustment to the terms of the sentence but not to seek to overturn the conviction itself, while an appeal is a chance for a convicted person to ask a higher court to re-hear his or her case if they can first show they have grounds to make such a request. Expungement is a process that allows the removal of a conviction from your criminal record and prevents the future disclosure of your criminal record to anyone who may run a criminal background check with the court system, local police agencies or the Washington State Patrol. Understanding the necessary criteria for pursuing one of these avenues of post conviction relief is a complicated process that requires a skilled attorney who has worked with the specifics of this area of criminal defense law. Our firm has the necessary resources and experience to guide you through this process.
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The legal professionals at Blair & Kim, PLLC are dedicated to assisting clients in all areas of criminal defense law in an effort to bring the best possible results for their legal challenge. With 34 combined years of experience and over 15,000 cases handled, our firm has the necessary resources and experience to build a strong and aggressive case for you. We are committed to protecting your rights, your freedom and your future.
Contact a Seattle criminal defense attorney from our firm today to find out which post conviction relief options you may be eligible for.