Phoenix, AZ – February 29, 2020 – The Ferragut Law Firm, a criminal defense law firm based in Phoenix, AZ, recently announced that it is offering Rule 32 Post Conviction Relief (PCR). The Ferragut Law Firm pointed out that it is currently one of only a handful of firms to offer Rule 32 Post Conviction Relief in Arizona.
The Ferragut Law Firm went on to explain Rule 32 Post Conviction Relief in Arizona in greater detail. According to the firm, this type of relief is similar to an appeal (though it is not an actual appeal). The law firm stated that, after sentencing, the defendant has 90 days to file for post-conviction relief. Under Rule 32 Post Conviction Relief, the defendant alleges that the trial was mishandled. The Ferragut Law firm mentioned that one of the most common reasons defendants file for post-conviction relief is that their lawyer mishandled their case. According to The Ferragut Law Firm, it is not uncommon for attorneys to make an error that prejudices the case.
The Ferragut Law Firm cautioned that it can be difficult to obtain post-conviction relief, as the defendant (and their attorney) must prove at least one of the following:
- That prejudice was shown during the case
- That new evidence is available
- That due process was violated
- That the accused is innocent of the charge
The Ferragut Law Firm advised that, if post-conviction relief is being filed because of faulty legal counsel, a new criminal lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona should be sought. According to The Ferragut Law Firm, if the original lawyer (who is accused of mishandling the case) stays on, it could create a conflict of interest. Additionally, a lawyer who mishandled the case originally will likely make the same mistakes during the post-conviction phase.
The Ferragut Law Firm pointed out that if relief is granted, it can come in the form of a new sentence hearing, or even a whole new trial. The Ferragut Law Firm indicated that Rule 32 Post Conviction Relief is available to defendants who were tried and found guilty, as well as defendants who plead guilty. The law firm stated that plea deals cannot otherwise be appealed in Arizona. The Ferragut Law Firm said that defendants wishing to file for Rule 32 Post Conviction Relief should have their attorney handle the filing for them. The Ferragut Law Firm is pleased to provide Rule 32 Post Conviction Relief in Phoenix, AZ.
About The Ferragut Law Firm
The Ferragut Law Firm is a criminal defense and DUI lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona. The firm brings over two decades of experience to cases in Arizona, having litigated hundreds of criminal cases in the state. A veteran-owned company, The Ferragut Law Firm has received extensive press coverage for its successful litigation.
Company Name: The Ferragut Law Firm
Contact Person: Ulises Ferragut
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Phone: (602) 324-5300
Address:2 N Central Ave Suite #400
Country: United States