How can I have my criminal case reopened and reviewed to show my innocence?
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Its called post conviction relief in NJ but generally you have five years to bring that claim unless you have a good reason for the delay. Also you can try motion for new trial but likelihood of success since you already served your prison term is very near zero.
More information is needed. Based on your posted information your options are limited. You had 45 days to appeal, which you may have or may not have done. Then you had 5 years to file a PCR on collateral issues not in the record, like ineffective assistance of counsel. There is one motion left to you, NJ Court Rule 3:20-1, motion for new trial. That is the vehicle used by the guys on the news that vacate convictions with new DNA evidence. To succeed in such a motion ts must be more than "the person lied". You would need absolute (not interpretive, absolute) proof they lied. Plus probably that video showing you did not do it. or at least that the cops had the video and did not produce it. This would be a long long shot and very expensive.
You had 45 days to file an appeal and five years for post conviction relief. I could be wrong, but I don't see any recourse.
This is 2019, you have served your jail time, you have undoubtedly appealed your conviction and no court I know of will reopen this matter, especially if your only argument is that a witness lied. This issue should have been addressed, with proof, 15 years ago.