Applying for Post-Conviction Relief
There are various methods of seeking post-conviction relief after you have been convicted of a criminal offense. These can include appeals to request a new trial, having the sentence modified or even being released. There also are ways to reduce the impact of a prior conviction through:
- Sealing and destruction of records
- Receiving of a pardon
- Certificate of rehabilitation
- Reduction of a felony to a misdemeanor
A conviction on your record can greatly affect your future. To find out if there are any post-conviction relief methods available to you following a conviction, contact a criminal defense attorney to discuss your case and obtain skilled legal counsel. Post-conviction relief is governed by state and federal laws, so retaining qualified legal counsel is imperative in pursuing any of these avenues.
Looking To the Future
It is important to reduce the impact of a prior conviction on your future. Even after serving a sentence for the crime, the conviction on your record can follow you for the rest of your life. Difficulties in obtaining gainful employment, higher insurance rates and trouble finding housing can all be situations you may face in the future. By contacting Martinian & Associates to discuss your legal options, you can take active steps that may help eliminate charges off of your record.
Our knowledgeable legal staff can quickly assess whether you qualify for certain methods and take the necessary steps to implement the appropriate legal action. Whether you have just recently been convicted and are still serving a sentence or wish to clear up a past transgression, we work diligently on your behalf to help you achieve an outcome that will be beneficial to your future.