What Is Post-Conviction Relief?

A criminal conviction can have a devastating impact on your future. The conviction becomes even more painful if there is a reason to question the legality of the arrest, trial or sentencing. For individuals in this situation, an attorney experienced in post-conviction relief can provide substantial benefits.

Post-conviction relief refers to the process in which an individual asks a judge to vacate his or her criminal conviction in state or federal court. Reasons a judge could vacate a sentence include a violation of the individual's rights, an unjust sentence or a problem with the representation a previous attorney provided.

If the courts determine that there was a breach of an individual's rights, the judgment could be vacated. A judge could order an individual released if he or she is imprisoned, impose a new sentence or grant a new trial.

An Option For Immigrants When A Conviction Hurts Their Legal Status

At Forney Roth, our lawyers have worked with many clients who have damaging criminal convictions in Nebraska that make them ineligible for a form of relief or an application with immigration. We have become very skilled at utilizing a criminal court process called post-conviction relief to vacate and wipe away a person's conviction for the criminal offense. Even very minor offenses like shoplifting or possession of a small amount of marijuana can have a huge effect on a person's immigration case.

Contact Forney Roth: A Firm With Past Success In Post-Conviction Relief

Based in Omaha, our firm offers a free initial phone consultation. Call 888-645-5775. Se habla español: 402-913-3521.