My son is a inmate at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility serving a 90 year sentence. He filed a PCR it was denied, he appealed the denial and that was denied. Then he filed a Petition to transfer to the Indiana Supreme Courts, which was also denied. We have been fighting his wrongful conviction for 5 years now and getting desperate to find a way to prove his innocence. I can't afford a private Attorney on a widowed disabled salary, so he is stuck going Pro Se. We would be so grateful to receive guidance with this crucial legal step.
Unfortunately, I don't have any good news for you. While the next step would be to file a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, that process is complicated, and if you don't do it right, you could end up hurting the inmate's situation.
I understand your financial situation is unfavorable, but if you really want to have a chance of getting your son's conviction reversed, the you need to make sure he has a good criminal appeal attorney.
I'm licensed to practice law only in Indiana, and we've never met, so I can't give you "legal" advice. My answer is simply "friendly" advice based on my experience as an attorney in Indiana, my knowledge of federal and common law, and common sense. Even if you are in Indiana, employment law questions are very fact specific, and based on the limited information you provided in your post, I can't give you legal advice, and my answer is intended as general information only. It doesn't create an attorney-client relationship.
Criminal law has its own statutes, and rules of procedure. Those lawyers who do civil law are often not versed sufficiently in these matters. It is essential in any criminal matter that a criminal defense lawyer be retained to deal with the government and its lawyers.
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