Federal Habeas Corpus Lawyer —
Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware
If the provider’s appeal has been denied by the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, he/she has one more opportunity to reverse the conviction or sentence by filing a petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2255. A section 2255 petition, often referred to as a “habeas corpus” petition, identifies all of the reasons that, in the provider’s view, the judgment was obtained in violation of his/her constitutional rights. For example, if the provider feels that the lawyer who represented him/her at trial or on appeal did so incompetently, the provider will be able to raise this issue in the section 2255 petition. The procedural and substantive rules involved in filing and litigating a section 2255 petition can be complicated, so experience and diligence are essential.
The writ of habeas corpus is the end of the line. The trial has been lost. The direct appeal has been lost. All other rights to appeal have been exhausted. It is all that there is left. At the same time, it is important to recognize that complex legal issues and rules are involved, that relatively few habeas corpus petitions succeed and that there is no substitute for having an experienced attorney handle this matter for you.
Since 1981, attorney Mark S. Greenberg has defended and fought to protect the rights of thousands of individuals facing state or federal criminal charges in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Over the course of this career, has also had extensive experience and success with criminal appeals, habeas corpus writs and petitions for post-conviction remedies at both the state and federal levels.
Unlike direct appeals in which the scope of inquiry is limited to a review of issues raised at the trial level — habeas corpus petitions may seek to introduce new evidence that was not available at the time of the original trial. The most relevant statutes governing these writs are found under Title 28 of the United States Code, sections 2244 and 2254 (for individuals in state custody) and in sections 2241 and 2255 (for individuals in federal custody).
Mr. Greenberg has a thorough understanding of these statutes and can begin applying that knowledge and decades of experience in the federal court system on your behalf today.
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To learn more about federal habeas corpus writs, your rights or how we can help — contact us online or call attorney Mark S. Greenberg directly at either or 267-253-7933. Our offices are located in Center City, Philadelphia, but we are available to meet with you at more convenient locations as well.