Post Conviction Relief

Help From a Criminal Conviction in Louisiana

If you have been convicted of a criminal offense, you may feel that your case is over and there are no further legal remedies available to you. You can, however, pursue post-conviction relief for a last chance of avoiding the maximum penalties associated with your charge. The initial phase of the criminal case is completed at sentencing after you have gone through trial and been convicted or pleaded guilty. You may then wish to appeal your case.

If you attempt to appeal your conviction but fail, you may still have legal options. Post-conviction relief is available if you lost an appeal. This action is often pursued in relation to a writ of habeas corpus.

Issues Considered During an Appeal

Post-conviction relief carries very strict time limits. You only have two years from the date of your conviction to seek relief. Because your conviction will be final at this point, the issues that can be raised will be confined to:

  • Newly discovered evidence
  • Errors that were not known to the defense
  • Changing laws
  • Ineffective assistance of counsel
  • Other issues of interest to the justice

How Our Firm Can Fight for You

At The Mayeaux & Associates Law Firm, we understand how to handle the post-conviction relief process and can help you observe the deadlines, fulfill requirements, and obtain the necessary evidence. Post-conviction relief is a complex process that, when handled properly, can have positive results.

After the initial investigation has been completed, our Baton Rouge post-conviction lawyers can engage the legal services of other professionals and experts in the fields of:

  • Mental health
  • Ballistics
  • Blood splatter patterns
  • Fingerprints
  • DNA

Schedule a Consultation with a Criminal Defense Team

We have the resources and qualities that are beneficial to people involved in complicated criminal cases. As advocates for your rights, you can have confidence in the aggressive strategies our Baton Rouge post-conviction attorneys offer to help you.

Practice Areas

Bond Hearings

The interaction of the criminal justice system and our immigration system can tear families apart. Detention creates incredible financial and emotional tolls on the families of those who have been detained. A person may have been detained in California and then sent to Louisiana. It is hard to overstate the impact detention has on families. We can help you pursue a bond hearing as soon as possible to help ensure your release from detention. Our experience and skill can help you secure a bond hearing in a short amount of time and can help you secure a reasonable bond.

Committed To Helping Immigrants Fight Deportation

At Mayeaux & Associates, we understand the dire situation many immigrants face once they are in detention. With so few lawyers and so many people detained at the LaSalle Detention Facility, we have gone to great lengths to help as many people as we could. In the past, attorney Kenneth Mayeaux developed a legal orientation program to help educate detainees on their legal rights. While the program is no longer in place, we still work to make ourselves as available as possible to help detainees. Our experience helping detainees to navigate the immigration system and to enforce their rights can be invaluable to those who are detained and their loved ones.

Deportation Defense Lawyers In Baton Rouge, Louisiana

When you or a loved one has been detained prior to deportation, you cannot afford to work with anything less than the most effective legal representation. At Mayeaux & Associates, we are dedicated to giving people the help they need. To schedule a free consultation, call 225-754-4477 or contact us online.

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Mayeaux & Associates
321 Saint Joseph Street. Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Toll Free: 225-754-4477Fax: 225-341-8755
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