Stories about death row appeals and states considering ending the death penalty get plenty of attention in the media, but it should not take a life or death situation for people to care about protecting the rights of the accused.
A wrongful conviction can change a person’s life forever and tear families apart, all due to a case being handled incorrectly.
At O’Brien Hatfield, PA, we believe that any threat to your liberty is worth fighting back against, whether the sentence is a harsh fine or spending decades of your life behind bars.
If you believe a legal error was committed in your case by your attorney – including providing you with ineffective legal counsel -, or errors by the prosecution and/or judge had a harmful effect on your outcome, you have the right to pursue an appeal and/or post-conviction relief.
You also have the right to appeal if the evidence in your trial did not support a conviction or proper sentencing guidelines were not followed.