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If you are granted a pcra

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if you are granted a pcra and you go back to trial and you use case law in the judges trial, does the judge have to use that case law in his decision?

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  1. No

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  2. If a PCRA is granted and a new trial is ordered, the case starts over. It is in the defendant's best interest to have an experienced criminal defense attorney represent them. If you cannot afford a private attorney then apply for a public defender. Your lawyer will be in the best position to answer your questions and properly represent you at trial.


  3. For general information on PA PCRAs go here: http://www.mcdonalddefense.com/2011/12/16/pennsylvanias-post-conviction-relief-act-pcra/.


  4. Retain a private criminal defense attorney to litigate the new trial. As Mr. Keller suggested, he would be in the best position to handle these questions.

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