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After a criminal conviction, there may be options to consider.
Habeas Corpus – This terms refers to a legal action in which a prisoner challenges the prison’s authority to continue holding him. The Latin term “Habeas Corpus” translates as “you have the body,” and it permits incarcerated people to seek relief from unlawful confinement. Unlawful confinement can occur if (among other things) the attorney in your trial was ineffective, or if the Court denied your right to due process in some way. Contact our office for more information regarding the filing of a habeas corpus action.
Sentence Modification – In certain circumstances sentences may be modified to allow those convicted of crimes to reduce their time in jail. We also use other documents, such as school records, psychological assessments and behavioral reports, to build strategic legal arguments that help our clients reduce their prison terms. Our office has successfully argued sentence modifications in multiple jurisdictions throughout the State of Connecticut. Contact us as soon as possible for a consultation.
Commutation – The commuting of your sentence may be an option if your motion to modify your sentence is denied. We assist our clients in the preparation of packets of information to send to the Board of Pardons and Paroles in contemplation of a commutation hearing. This means doing all the leg work in obtaining school records, DOC records, etc.
We have staff in our office Monday-Friday, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm, who are available to get you connected with an attorney who can answer your questions. Please call us as soon as possible at 860-904-2291.
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