My son was charged with "Murder in Aid of Racketeering Activity" 18 U.S.C. 1959(a) (1). he was the trigger man, but under threats. He took a plea (again under threat) from D.A. to accept a life sentence. He has had mental problems since elem. school, but his problems were never mentioned , even though his attorney had his records, or nothing said about the threats. I found out he was suppose to have a attorney that specialized in psychology also. that he shouldn't have made any decisions without one of us being there with him. this was a gang situation & 3 others were involved.
You need to make a appointment with a criminal law attorney that handles appeals, If he was not competent at the time of the plea or had an insanity defense he may have grounds to appeals,
What you describe is a post conviction relief or appeal matter. Go see a local criminal defense attorney who handles post conviction relief and appeals matters for a full discussion and see if you can get a copy of the entrance of the plea and the sentencing to take with you.
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Your son may be special, but in a criminal court, mommy and daddy don't get to be there to make decisions. If you want to appeal, hire an appellate attorney.
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