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Post Conviction Relief

A petition for Post-Conviction Relief or “PCR” is the State court equivalent to a writ of Habeas Corpus.  It allows the petitioner to “collaterally attack” a conviction.  It does not however allow you to re-litigate your case. One of the most common grounds for a PCR is the ineffective assistance of counsel as guaranteed under the United States Constitution.  A PCR is normally the proper vehicle for relief in the following circumstances:

  • A denial of rights under the United States or State Constitutions
  • A lack of jurisdiction of the Court to impose judgment and sentence
  • An illegal sentence
  • A change in the law which is retroactive in application
  • Specific issues pertaining to immigration consequences

The Bahuriak Law Group can evaluate your case and determine whether grounds for a PCR exist in your case.  If so, the BLG knows how to aggressively seek the modification of your sentence or to vacate your conviction if these are the appropriate remedies.

To find out more about the Bahuriak Law Group’s Appellate Practice, contact us at 215-413-1150 or contact us here.

 

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