A person who has been convicted of a crime has a number of options for seeking additional relief from the criminal justice system -- including filing an appeal to have a criminal conviction overturned or sentence reduced. Learn about post-conviction remedies available to people who have been convicted of a crime.
- Criminal Appeal Basics
– Simple explanation of the appeals process that occurs when a person convicted of a crime asks a higher court to review their case for legal errors.
- Appeals Process and Habeas Corpus FAQ
– Answers to frequently asked questions, explaining appeals, the writ of habeas corpus petition and the their differences.
– An overview of writs, which are orders defendants can request from higher courts outside the normal appeals process and which have their own detailed requirements.
- Habeas Corpus
– Details on the writ of habeas corpus, which in extraordinary cases federal courts can issue requiring release of wrongly imprisoned individuals
- Appeals, Courts, and Costs
– A breakdown of appeals in the criminal context, including what they are, where they are filed, and related costs.
- The Basis for an Appeal
– Discussion of the grounds for a criminal defendant’s appeal by appellate courts.
- The Number of Appeals Allowed
– Find out the number of appeals that are allowed and the timeline for notifying the courts.
- Reversing a Conviction
– Learn about the likelihood a court might reverse a conviction or sentence.