My husband is currently serving five consecutive life terms will not be eligible for parole for at least 34 years, he has done 16 years of that. He was charged with five counts of kidnapping for robbery. However there was no weapon or violence involved. At the time of this case there was someone else that was going around town doing the things he was accused of. And some of his charges were acts done after he had been arrested. As well as during the trial itself the DA walked out in the middle of court 3 times due to insufficient evidence. He also had never been in trouble prior to this time. Since being behind bars he has been a model inmate saving lives, never getting in trouble not once and he works.
What exactly are you hoping to have reviewed 16 years later?
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
The time frame to do anything about this has long since expired. He should have filed notice of appeal immediately after the sentencing. After 16 years, absent something earth shattering that you haven't mentioned in your question, there is absolutely nothing he can do.
The above answer is for general information only and is based on the information you posted. Every case is fact dependent, so to get a thorough analysis of your situation, you will need to consult face to face with an attorney licensed to practice in the jurisdiction where the incident took place. Do not conclusively rely on any information posted online when deciding what to do about your case.
You should discuss your husband's case with an appellate attorney. You might not be able to file an appeal 16 years later but an appellate attorney will know best.
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