A writ of habeas corpus is the process which is available after the appeal is over with. Writs normally take at least a year. Most of the writs state that the lawyer did not do an effective job or sometimes that the judge was simply unfair. Sometimes the basis for a writ is that there simply is not enough evidence to justify the conviction.
There is a hearing before a judge in Federal court. One judge makes the decision. In state court, nine judges make the decision. We should file the application for the writ within a year of the time that the appeal is decided, though there are exceptions.
The best result for a writ is normally a new trial, but the court can find the client not guilty. To learn more, please contact us today.