WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS
A writ of habeas corpus is a way to overturn a conviction or guilty plea because of a state or federal constitutional violation. An individual is entitled to reasonably effective legal representation. If your lawyer failed to advise you of a plea bargain offer, if your lawyer failed to advise you about the consequences of your plea bargain, if your lawyer incorrectly advised you about the consequences of your plea bargain, if your lawyer failed to investigate the facts of your case, if your lawyer did not allow you testify on your own behalf during trial, if your lawyer incorrectly explained the law to you, or if your lawyer had a conflict of interest you may be entitled to relief by a writ of habeas corpus. Other examples of habeas corpus issues are when there is newly discovered evidence that was not introduced in the original proceeding, an illegal sentence ordered by the original court, improper conduct on the part of the prosecutor, changes in the law, and convictions based on unconstitutional statutes. This is not an exhaustive list of claims that can be raised by a writ of habeas corpus. Mrs. Lacayo can review your case to determine if it might be subject to reversal by way of a writ of habeas corpus. This is a possible option even if your direct appeal was unsuccessful or if you did not file a direct appeal.