Already convicted? There are still ways we can fight for you.
Being convicted of a crime can continue to negatively affect your life long after you’ve served your sentence and repaid your debt to society. You may find it hard to get a good job, secure certain professional licenses, or be viewed as an upstanding member of the community.
The good news is, there are a variety of options for post-conviction relief that can help you clean up your criminal record:
Appeals: If a legal mistake resulted in an unfair conviction or sentence, we can help you appeal. You can rely on us for accurate information regarding grounds for appeal as well as expert help with the necessary paperwork.
New Trial Motions: Jury misconduct, prosecutorial misconduct, newly discovered evidence…there are many possible reasons you may need to request a new trial. We can help you identify possible grounds for a new trial, file the motion, and defend you during your new trial.
Habeas Corpus: If you have already appealed your criminal conviction but to no avail, and you still believe you have been unfairly sentenced and imprisoned, you may file for a writ of habeas corpus. This is an extreme step and as your defense attorney we will make sure you are fully prepared to take it.
Prop 57 Early Parole: Certain non-violent offenders are eligible for early release under Prop 57. We can help you understand your eligibility, request consideration for early parole, and help you gather documentation to help convince the parole board that early release should be granted.
Prop 47 Sentence Recalls: If you were sentenced to a felony for certain non-violent theft or drug crimes, you may be eligible to have your conviction changed from a felony to a misdemeanor. This will go a long way towards helping you move on with your life.
Expungement: Expungement virtually erases a criminal conviction from your record. It will no longer appear on most background checks and you won’t have to tell most employers about it. As an experienced defense attorney, we are familiar with all the intricacies of the expungement process and we can help you find any possible relief.
If you are looking for post-conviction relief, the defense attorneys at Perlmutter & Pourshalimi are here for you. Call us at 310-295-2236 for a free consultation.