You Have Options Even After A Conviction!
If you have been convicted of a crime in Louisiana by Judge, Jury, and even in some cases via a plea negotiation, that doesn’t mean your fight has ended. Our attorneys can review your case and discuss what options you may have to challenge that conviction!
The first level of challenging a conviction, this is where the entire court record is reviewed, and all of the courts rulings and proceedings are examined to determine whether or not the law was properly applied. Our attorneys will look at all evidence and transcripts to ensure your rights weren’t violated by incorrect rulings or overzealous prosecutors! We will challenge your conviction all the way up to the Louisiana Supreme Court to make sure the trial court didn’t make any errors that led to your conviction. If you or a loved one has been found guilty of a crime, don’t wait! After a conviction, there are specific deadlines that must be met to ensure you retain the right to appeal! Call us today for a free consultation, and we will answer all of your questions?
After the appeal process that challenges legal rulings of the trial court have been exhausted, the Post-Conviction period begins. This is where you can raise challenges such as ineffective assistance of counsel or present proof that prosecutors improperly withheld evidence that proved your innocence. In some cases, you may even be able to move for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence or witnesses that would have questioned your guilt. Whatever the case may be, our experienced Post-Conviction attorneys will review your case file and raise any and all legal challenges to make sure you receive the fair trial that you were entitled to!
Ramos vs. Louisiana
In 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled under Ramos vs. Louisiana, that nonunanimous jury cases were unconstitutional. Prior, to 2020, a jury could convict someone with only 10 out of the 12 agreeing on a verdict. That means, 10 people could say “guilty”, 2 could say “not guilty” and the person would still be convicted. Since the Supreme Court has ruled this nonunanimous jury verdict unconstitutional, hundreds if not thousands of people who were convicted under this prior law now have a right to appeal their conviction.
Who does Ramos vs. LA Benefit?
Ramos vs. LA benefits those who were convicted by a less than unanimous jury. Meaning, if you were convicted by 10-2 or 11-1 jurors, you might have a right to appeal your conviction.
How we can help?
If you or someone you know was convicted by a nonunanimous jury, give us a call at 504-521-7799. We can pull the court record, review the case and determine what are your options. It is important you contact an attorney right away to review your case as time calculations and limitations may be running to file an appeal. Once we meet and review your file, we can tell you exactly how we can help.
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