Post-Conviction Relief Starts When The Trial Ends
Most people believe that when the jury has voted and the sentence is handed down, all hope is lost and the matter is over. This is a misconception. While a conviction is a serious matter, there is ample evidence that many people on trial for many crimes are wrongfully convicted due to an overzealous system and other reasons.
Defense attorney Kathleen M. Kirchner has more than 15 years of experience and the insight of a former prosecutor to help those in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and surrounding counties who need a strong legal advocate.
What To Know About Post-Conviction Relief
Most post-conviction relief comes through the appeals process. During an appeal, the court will often examine whether any of the following occurred:
- Attorney misconduct
- Ineffective assistance of counsel
- Misrepresented evidence
- Violation of your rights
- Trial procedure errors
- Inappropriate rulings
Additionally, in some circumstances, new evidence – such as DNA evidence or unearthed, exonerating testimony – can be brought forth.
Using the appeals process to re-examine your trial and the processes that convicted you is a vital tool, but not the only one. There are also opportunities for early release programs, clemency and even pardons.
Those options benefit from the work of a skilled attorney.
Why Choose Attorney Kathleen Kirchner?
With over 15 years of experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, attorney Kirchner brings valuable insight to her cases. She knows the law, the appeals process and has helped others in similar circumstances.
With detailed, personalized attention to you and your case, she can perform a full review and offer a strategy suited to protecting your right to an appeal.
While the process is not easy or fast, Kathleen Kirchner has the fortitude to confront the challenges ahead of you and fight for your rights.
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