A Conviction Does Not Mean Your Story Is Not Over

Your case is not over after a conviction. You may still have post-conviction options for appealing a verdict, getting a new trial, reducing your sentence and other forms of post-conviction relief.

Hernandez & Associates, P.C., is the law firm to represent you if you need to explore your options after a conviction. Our attorneys bring decades of experience to the practice of criminal law, immigration law and appellate law. We give your case the special attention that it deserves, never tiring until we have explored every avenue possible to help you.

What Exactly Is Post-Conviction Relief?

Post-conviction relief refers to the options you have to challenge and mitigate the results of your case after a conviction. Some common forms of post-conviction relief include:

  • Appeals of judge and jury rulings
  • Ineffective counsel
  • Motions to reduce sentences
  • Record sealing
  • Expungement

Colorado has harsh laws when it comes to post-conviction relief. Through our criminal appeal attorneys’ experience, tenacity and strength, fortunately, we have helped numerous clients vacate their convictions, reduce their sentences, get new trials and secure many other forms of post-conviction relief.

How Long Do I Have To Appeal My Case In Colorado?

Colorado has a strict deadline for filing an appeal. You have 49 days from the judgment or court order. If you miss this deadline, you forfeit your right to file an appeal. It is critical to act quickly. One of the best ways to do so is to have a criminal law attorney on your side who can take swift action, file the right documents and start the appellate process.

What Is The Difference Between Expungement And Sealing A Criminal Record?

Expunging an offense and sealing the record for the offense are similar yet different concepts. When you expunge an offense, the court erases it from your criminal record; it is as if it never existed. Colorado offers expungement only for crimes committed by juveniles under the age of 18. Adults have the option of sealing a record. This is when the court keeps the offense on your criminal record, but seals it from public view. Prospective employers, landlords, creditors or other members of the public cannot see it.

Protecting Immigrants’ Status After A Conviction

A criminal conviction can damage your immigration status – permanently. Through post-conviction relief, our immigration lawyers could help you challenge a DUI conviction, a violent criminal conviction or another offense that places your status in jeopardy. We are determined to make full use of the court system to protect your dream of staying in the United States.

Ask About Appeals And Other Kinds Of Relief Today

Do not give up – Hernandez & Associates, P.C., is prepared to advocate for your rights. We do not charge for consultations. Schedule yours today by calling 303-536-5134 or by using our online contact form.

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