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You’ve been found guilty and your appeals have been denied, but you still have legal options for challenging your conviction. In Pennsylvania, a petition for post-conviction relief can be filed if your trial counsel was ineffective, if new evidence has been discovered, or if the appellate courts have issued a new decision that could affect your case. The process is complex, the time limitations are strict, and you are only guaranteed one chance at relief in state court.
You can also seek relief in federal court through an even more restrictive and limited process and only if you’ve followed the appropriate procedures in state court.
It is important that you have an experienced advocate on your side. The attorneys at Murphy, Butterfield & Holland have experience handling post-conviction petitions in state and federal court, both as former prosecutors and defense counsel.