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A conviction on your record can significantly affect your future. Post-conviction relief is governed by state and federal laws, so retaining qualified legal counsel is imperative in pursuing any avenues of post-conviction.
If you are convicted a crime recently, immediately talk to our criminal defense attorney.
Even after serving a sentence for a crime, the conviction on your record can follow you for the rest of your life. Difficulties facing employment, higher insurance rates and trouble finding housing can all be situations you may face in the future. You can take active steps that may help eliminate charges off of your record.
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Statutory Motion to Withdraw A Plea
For example under California Penal Code section 1016.5 or if it is a federal conviction pursuant to 18 U.S.C. section 2255
Constitutional Motion to Withdraw A Plea – Writ of Habeas Corpus or Writ of Coram Nobis
For example because there was ineffective assistance of counsel by the prior criminal defense attorney or because the individual was denied his right to an interpreter
Motion to Reduce a Felony to a Misdemeanor
For example under California Penal Code section 17(b)
Motion to Reduce a Sentence or Motion to Reduce a Restitution Order
For example in some cases if the immigrant can reduce the criminal sentence received or if they can reduce the amount of restitution ordered, it could eliminate their immigration problem or at least make their immigration case more hopeful
For example under California Penal Code Section 1203.4, commonly referred to as an Expungement
Clear Your Record
I wanted to remove an old DUI conviction that I had a long time ago. I called Potts Martinez, they set me up with an attorney for a free consultation. They handled my case in a very professional way.They met all my expectations. I have no hesitation now to recommend Potts Martinez to my friends.