Defendants who can show their trial was unfair due to certain circumstances may be able to have their conviction overturned in Post-Conviction Relief.
Post-conviction relief, also known as PCR, is one of the last means of overturning a conviction available to a defendant. However, it is only available under certain conditions and an experienced criminal defense attorney is needed to ensure the defendant makes a solid case.
To apply for post-conviction relief, the defendant must:
Criminal defense attorney Charles Grose is experienced in representing defendants who apply for post-conviction relief and has obtained favorable rulings in this arena. If you think you may have cause to apply for post-conviction relief, contact the Grose Law Firm today at 864-538-4466 and schedule a consultation.
If successful in proving that the original trial was unfair and a violation of his or her rights has occurred, a defendant seeking post-conviction relief can expect to have the conviction overturned and remanded back to circuit court for a new trial. This allows the defendant and his or her attorney an opportunity to try the case under fair conditions with a new jury. Each side must present all testimony, evidence and arguments again but without the problem that caused an unfair trial in the first place. Often this can result in a different verdict, reduced charges or a reduced sentence.
If you believe an error resulted in an unfair conviction or sentence in South Carolina, call our office at 864-538-4466 to schedule a consultation.