This post concludes my series on filing for Habeas Corpus relief in Arizona. My goal with this series has been to help those who require post-conviction relief to understand what they should expect from the process as things move forward. I cannot stress enough that this is a very complicated area of law and filing a Rule 32 Petition should not be seen as a “do it yourself” project. If you require assistance in such a case then contact my office today.
I have addressed a number of topics over my last several articles. Issues I have looked at included:
- The difference between a direct appeal and post-conviction relief
- The process of filing for post-conviction relief in Arizona
- Options for Arizona defendants who have been denied post-conviction relief
I decided to address these topics due to the fact that many defendants know that they wish to request post-conviction relief but know little about the process as well as what a Rule 32 can or cannot due for them. It has been my goal with this series to help clear up confusion in this area.
I cannot stress enough that post-conviction relief is a complex area of law and that filing for Habeas Corpus should not be seen as something to address without counsel. Quite often a defendant will wish to file a Habeas Petition over a very specific issue but will not realize that there are other issues in the case which may lead to a reversal of the conviction. Having someone review your case’s record, who understands these types of issues, means that all possible issues will be raised in your case. This increases the possibility of the Petition being granted.
Contact my office today if you require the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer. I handle cases in the Maricopa County Superior Court, elsewhere in Arizona, and in both Federal Court and the Ninth Circuit. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation. In addition to Phoenix, I represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson and others throughout the state.