Los Angeles Habeas Corpus Attorney
Understanding the Court Order of "Habeas Corpus"
In some cases, a suspected criminal offender will be arrested illegally
or held in prison under unlawful terms. In order to protect the rights
of these unlawfully held individuals, there exists a formal petition to
contest that individual's imprisonment in the court of law. A writ
of habeas corpus is this aforementioned petition and acts as a judicial
mandate to prison officials ordering the review of the lawfulness of the
arrest or imprisonment of a certain individual.
Due to the nature of state and
federal crimes, there can be certain ambiguities in the manner in which an individual
is detained. These ambiguities can arise from a number of different sources
including but not limited to:
- A legal or factual error on the part of the court
- The failure to meet procedural requirements
- Prosecutorial or judicial misconduct
- The violation of constitutional rights
An example of misconduct in court that could be addressed with a writ of
habeas corpus would be if the defendant was required to wear handcuffs
or other shackles while standing in front of the jury. These shackles
could have biased the jury against the defendant as the defendant appears
to be dangerous and therefore must also be guilty.
Choose A Firm that Cares
If you believe that you have been unlawfully imprisoned, you should contact
a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney immediately. In unlawful imprisonment
situations, the longer you wait to take legal action, the less of a chance
you have of having your habeas corpus petition granted.
The lead attorney at our firm has more than 15 years of experience and
we can put this experience to good use on your case. We have the knowledge
and ability to be effective in your case, regardless of the circumstances.
We have recovered millions of dollars in the past for clients and are
ready to fight on your behalf!
Guidance from Our Habeas Corpus Lawyer in Los Angeles
At Martinian & Associates we have an in-depth knowledge of the laws
and procedure surrounding a habeas corpus petition. Our attorneys will
work closely with you throughout this complex process and help ensure
that you file your petition correctly. Your personal rights should never
be taken advantage of and an individual should never be imprisoned wrongfully
or under false pretenses.
Reach out to our firm today to get the legal help that you need.