What type of lawyer can help someone who is in prison?

Asked over 1 year ago - Surprise, AZ

my finance has already been sentenced and put in prison , but would like to have someone speak to him and review his case again . to see if something was missed or anyway he can get his sentenced reduced .

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  1. Steven W Zachary

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    Answered . Appeals or post conviction relief attorney.

  2. Sean Patrick Lewis

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    Answered . Certainly someone familiar with criminal appeals might be able to help.

    Good luck!

    The above is not intended to be legal advice, but may be used for general information. Please contact an attorney... more
  3. Philip Douglas Cave

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    Answered . A lawyer experienced with appeals or probation/parole.

    www.court-martial.com; www.court-martial.us.com; mljucmj@gmail.com 703-298-9562, 800-401-1583. Answering your... more
  4. William L. Morris

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    Answered . Contact a criminal defense attorney, specifically one who handles appeals or post-conviction relief and who has experience in dealing with the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency.

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  5. Paul E Knost

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    Answered . If he was guilty by plea agreement, then he has ONLY 90 days from the date of sentencing to file a petition for post conviction relief. The bailiff will have given him a document at sentencing with information about this. He does not have a right to direct appeal if he accepted a guilty plea, only a right to "post conviction relief." Talk to a criminal defense lawyer who handles "post conviction relief" or as they say, PCR cases.

    If he was guilty by jury verdict, then he has a right to file a direct appeal. But he has ONLY 20 days from the date of his sentencing. Contact a criminal defense lawyer who handles criminal appeals as soon as possible.

    Whether this is a "post conviction relief" or a direct appeal case, the Court will appoint a lawyer to help him. The lawyers who are appointed work on a contractual basis with the state, and they typically have a lot of experience in doing Appeals and PCR claims. You are also free to hire your own attorney if you can afford to.

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  6. Holly R Gieszl

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    Answered . Mr. Knost's answer --- as always ---- is excellent. You want to find an attorney who does criminal appeals. Good luck.

    NOTE: This information is offered for general purposes only and does not constitute legal advice about a specific... more

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