Spokane Post-Conviction Relief Lawyers
What is Post-Conviction Relief?
Post-Conviction Relief, or PCR, in Washington State is the process by which a convicted criminal appeals the evidence and/or raises issues regarding the trial. This post-trial strategy can raise legitimate grounds to re-examine the case and receive reduced penalties.
Even after you have been convicted of a crime, you retain certain legal rights. Depending on your situation, you have the right to various types of post-conviction relief. Our legal team has the experience you need for these different actions and can greatly benefit your future. We recommend that you turn to one of our Spokane post-conviction relief lawyers at Phelps & Associates. We can review your case and determine what action is appropriate for you and proceed as necessary. With decades of experience, we provide skilled and vigorous legal representation in these complex situations.
Call our legal team at (509) 620-0606 to learn more about your qualifications for post-conviction relief.
Types of Post-Conviction Relief in Washington
The type of post-conviction relief you may be eligible for will depend on the unique facts and circumstances of your case, legal options include:
- Appeals: We can determine whether your case can be appealed and the type of appeal that may be available to you. You will be subject to certain time limits for an appeal which is why you should contact us as soon as possible. To win an appeal, it must be demonstrated to the court that errors took place during the course of your case, such as during the pretrial stage, at trial, or during the sentencing. Appeals are based strictly on issues that occurred during these phases and does not involve new evidence.
- Petition for review with the Washington Supreme Court: This can be done when your appeal fails, if appropriate.
- Vacating convictions (expungement): Different procedures apply to misdemeanors and felonies. An expungement does not completely erase your criminal record but changes your record from "convicted" to "vacated," meaning the conviction does not have to be listed as your criminal history on future job, housing, or other applications.
- Petition to be relieved of sex offender registration: Our firm can assist you in filing a petition to be removed from the sex offender registry based on pertinent circumstances and data.
Experienced Washington Post-Conviction Legal Counsel
You may also be able to remove non-conviction data from your record, depending on the circumstances of your case. In order to understand the time limits and other factors that may allow you to qualify for a specific type of post-conviction relief, you will need to have your case reviewed by our legal team. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. Our Spokane criminal defense lawyers can help you take legal action that can enhance your future.
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