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Tips on Litigating Your Post-conviction Case in Missouri

This is your only chance to show that your trial and/or appeal attorney was ineffective. Do NOT let this remedy go unused! KNOW YOUR DEADLINE! You won't get a "do over." After a trial and appeal = 90 days from Mandate; After guilty plea = 180 from the day you arrived in the Dept. of Corrections.

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Mo. Supreme Court Rules 24.035 (after a guilty plea) and 29.15 (after a trial).
Mo. Supreme Court Form 40 (must be used for filing your motions
Day v. State, 770 S.W.2d 692 (Mo.banc 1989) (time limits are valid and mandatory)
Luleff v. State, 807 S.W.2d 495 (Mo.banc 1991)(failure to file an amended motion may be abandonment)

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