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Pro Bono federal appeals attorney for a criminal case?

Charlotte, NC |

I am not sure where else to get help on what to do next. My fiance is currently serving in a federal facility on a 22 year sentence. He has been filing his own appeals because the lawyer who represented him is a state attorney and hasn't offered him any advice. He has already done 8-9 years of this sentence. He has signed affidavits of perjury and also from co defendants admitting he did not have any involvement in the case. Is there any hope left? He was charged and sentenced in Georgia on a conspiracy drug case. Thank you all in advance.

Attorney Answers 3


  1. Contact a local chapter of the Georga Bar Association Referral desk and seek further possibility of a pro bono counsel for that case.

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  2. It is very hard to see what kind of remedy he could possibly have at this point but he should contact the federal defender office in this district from which he was convicted if he has not already done so. As a rule, affidavits from prisoners purporting to exculpate other prisoners carry very little weight with a court and are generally not of any use.


  3. Suggest you contact local bar association for referrals. Or see if nearby law school offers a clinic.