my friend got charged with 2 counts of agg robbery and 1 case of murder in the 1st degree being that he was a minor at a club under the influence and a fight broke in the club there was shots fired outside and a man got hit. He filed an appeal but his attorney submitted an involuntary plea without him knowing. There was also a PSI that dissappeared from his case. what can he do to fight his case?
Attorney would need to read the entire record. Unlikely such a case would result in a "involuntary" plea. Is that with your friend told you?
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20 plus years is a long time to ask a court to review a case, but it does happen. Only a criminal appeals lawyer reviewing the record can go further than this statement.
Are you asking about a writ of habeas corpus from a Texas state court under Texas state law? You will have to wait for a response from a Texas attorney as to whether that is a possibility.
Are you asking about an application to the United States district court for federal habeas corpus relief under 28 USC §2254. Just based on your posting, your friend is probably, but not certainly, beyond the time for filing such a petition, and there would appear to be many difficulties, both procedural and substantive, standing in the of a successful outcome. But an evaluation of the record by counsel familiar with federal habeas corpus proceedings could be worthwhile, but just the evaluation would be a lot of work, so expect to have to pay for it.
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