Gainesville Post Conviction Lawyer
Gainesville Defense Lawyer Representing Clients in State and Federal Post Conviction Relief Proceedings
At the Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit, our Gainesville post conviction lawyer is a diligent and zealous advocate for clients. We know that the criminal justice process does not always work like it is supposed to—a conviction is not the end of the story in every case.
If you or your loved one was convicted of a crime in state or federal court, you may still have options available. Our team will help you review, understand, and pursue post conviction relief. To schedule a free, strictly confidential consultation with an experienced post conviction relief attorney, please call our Gainesville law office today.
What is Post Conviction Relief?
In American law, defendants who have been convicted of an offense may still have options available. Post conviction relief is a process whereby a person who has been convicted can enter new evidence or raise a new issue after a trial.
If successfully in doing so, post conviction relief may be granted by the court. What type of relief will be allowed varies based on the specific nature of the case. A successful post conviction motion could lead to a judge ordering a brand new trial, modifying the terms of a sentence, or offering another type of legal remedy. Depending on the nature of the case, some of the grounds for post conviction relief include:
- DNA results proving actual innocent;
- Evidence that false testimony (perjury) was offered by a key witness;
- Prosecutorial misconduct;
- Wrongdoing by members of the jury;
- Ineffective assistance of counsel; and
- Post-conviction changes to relevant state or federal laws.
To be clear, post conviction relief cases are extremely complicated. Neither Florida courts nor federal courts are interested in re-litigating the same matters. New evidence or new issues are required. Further, strict legal procedures must be followed when bringing a petition for relief. If you or your loved one is seeking post conviction relief in Florida, you need an experienced attorney on your side.
We Represent Clients in Federal and State Post Conviction Hearings
Criminal defense lawyer Gilbert A. Schaffnit has the skills and experience needed to effectively represent clients in both state and federal post conviction relief proceedings. We can help you or your loved one prepare a Rule 32 Petition (for federal post conviction relief) or a 3.850 Motion (for Florida post conviction relief). Regardless of the specific circumstances of your case, our Gainesville, FL defense lawyer will review your case, answer your questions, explain your options, and help you take action to protect your rights and secure your future.
Contact Our Gainesville Post Conviction Relief Lawyer for Immediate Assistance
At the Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit, our Florida criminal defense lawyer is a skilled, aggressive advocate for clients. We handle the full range of post conviction issues. To learn more about what we can do for you, please contact our legal team today. From our office in Gainesville, we represent clients throughout Florida.