Post-conviction relief in Georgia can take several different forms. In some cases, post-conviction relief attorneys can assist you by attacking the pre-trial decisions by the trial court or by attacking errors made during the trial. An effort to challenge the validity of pre-trial rulings by the trial court, rulings made by the trial court, or ineffective assistance of claims against trial counsel typically takes the form of a motion for new trial or a direct appeal to the Georgia Court of Appeals or the Georgia Supreme Court.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF RELIEF IN GEORGIA
However, post-conviction relief in Georgia need not necessarily be confined strictly to legal challenges involving rulings by the trial court or ineffective assistance of trial counsel. Often times, post-conviction relief involves efforts to obtain earlier release from the sentence originally imposed. Typically, a post-conviction relief in Georgia involves a dynamic strategy consisting of both efforts to obtain a new trial and efforts to modify the sentence imposed. Frequently, we make an effort to leverage legal issues that may result in a new trial to obtain a modified sentence. The effort to obtain post-conviction relief in Georgia need not be an all-or-nothing proposition.
If you are seeking post-conviction relief in the form of assistance in seeking parole from the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole, we may be able to help. If you have a question about post-conviction relief in Georgia, contact The Sessions Law Firm, LLC. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you.
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VACATING GEORGIA CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS TO HELP WITH IMMIGRATION PROCEEDINGS
Old convictions for any number of various criminal offenses in Georgia can cause real problems with immigration proceedings. Unfortunately, Georgia does not have a statutory provision the expungement of a criminal conviction after a period of time. If you are going to obtain relief from a Georgia criminal conviction that is causing concerns with immigration officials, you will likely have to get the conviction vacated. The Sessions Law Firm can help you.
CONTACTS IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA FOR PEOPLE LOOKING FOR POST-CONVICTION RELIEF
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