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If you are convicted of a crime, there may still be legal help available, including guidance through the post-conviction process. Post-conviction assistance includes help with probation, parole and appeals.
State and federal post-conviction appeals
If you are found guilty of a crime, you have an opportunity to file an appeal. There are time limits for filing an appeal, so it is best that you seek representation from Law Office of David R. Mugridge as soon as possible after a conviction.
If an error was made during the course of your trial, you may have grounds for an appeal. If you are successful with your appeal, your conviction may be overturned and you will obtain either a new trial or a release.
I have extensive experience with post-conviction criminal appeals. I thoroughly review the court records, looking for mistakes that could lead to a successful appeal.
Criminal probation can take the form of deferred-adjudication probation or straight probation, also referred to as “community supervision.” This is an alternative to jail or prison time. Deferred-adjudication probation means that the charges will be dismissed upon the successful completion of your probation. Straight probation means you were found guilty. With either kind of probation, jail or prison time always remains a possibility if you violate your terms and conditions.
Both types of probation may require several court-ordered conditions, and failure to comply with the terms of probation will likely land you in jail. It is best to consult an experienced lawyer if you have violated your terms of community supervision or probation. Always seek the advice of an attorney before admitting to any violations. You may have defenses and grounds to fight your probation revocation. To discuss your probation issues, call me today.
A prisoner may earn parole or time off for good behavior and other positive signs of rehabilitation. Conversely, you can lose credits for good behavior by committing criminal misconduct and other misconduct.
I assist people with parole, including preparation for parole hearings. I also represent individuals charged with a parole violation. If you violate your parole, then you must hire an attorney to fight for your freedom.
To discuss your parole issue with an experienced California probation and parole attorney, call me today.