Brockton D. Hunter P.A. also assists clients with federal post-conviction relief and state-level relief, including clemency, state pardon and other forms of executive relief.
Brockton Hunter proudly handles post-conviction relief petitions for clients across the state of Minnesota. There are a variety of post-conviction relief remedies available in Minnesota. Each one has different uses, limitations, and time frames in which it can be used, depending on individual circumstances. Brockton Hunter will look closely at the details of your case and make a careful determination about which course of post-conviction relief will most benefit your circumstances.
In Minnesota, the most common post-conviction relief remedy is the Minnesota Uniform Post-Conviction Procedure Act (UPCPA), which is based on the 1966 version of the UPCPA. The beginning of the Minnesota Statutes – section 590.01 – codifies the Uniform Post-Conviction Procedure Act.
If a client of Brockton D. Hunter P.A. wants to use the Minnesota UPCPA when seeking post-conviction relief, a petition must be filed after the appeals court disposes the appeal or the criminal court enters a judgement if no appeal was taken. The petition needs to be filed within two years of whichever action occurred most recently.
1. Habeas corpus
2. Motion to correct an illegal sentence
3. Motion to correct a clerical error
1. Ineffective assistance of legal counsel
2. Evidence of innocence is newly discovered
3. A significant change in substantive or procedural law
Consulting with an experienced Minneapolis post-conviction attorney at Brockton D. Hunter P.A. is extremely important when examining which grounds may apply given the facts of your case. Not all post-conviction remedies can apply to every criminal case. Your attorney will help determine the best course of action for your individual circumstances.
One of the primary considerations for post-conviction relief is choosing whether to appeal your case, or file a post-conviction petition. The two options are very different, but the choice to appeal can limit your potential other post-conviction options and vice-versa. Our job is to will help clients understand which criminal appeal or post-conviction relief remedy is the best one for their situation.