Second chances are hard to come by. Our Ohio post-conviction attorneys fight relentlessly for your opportunity to secure a new trial. While other attorneys may not take the time to investigate your case, we will put in the work and craft a strategy that gives you the best chance at a second chance in life.
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After your conviction, you may have some procedural opportunities to raise new evidence that was not produced during your trial and was not considered by a jury.
Every day the government secures convictions based on unconstitutional practices. Worse, clients are convicted because their own attorney didn’t bother to fully investigate their case. Post-conviction remedies offer clients an avenue to raise claims based on evidence that was not put on the record at trial or provided to your lawyer before trial. You may have a meritorious statutory post-conviction claim if favorable evidence known at the time of your trial was not presented because the state wrongfully hid it or your trial lawyer failed to investigate or present it.
Being wrongfully convicted and falsely incarcerated for a crime that you or a loved one did not commit is one of the greatest injustices in life. Not only are you unable to take back the time spent in prison, but also the real perpetrator of the crime is free to harm more people. Fortunately, our Ohio post-conviction lawyers understand how the failures in our criminal justice system have led to countless innocent people being falsely convicted.
Our Cleveland post-conviction attorneys at Patituce & Associates, LLC may be able to help. Call (440) 471-7784to discuss what options may be available.
Post-Conviction Claims In Ohio
There are several reasons to seek post-conviction relief. Overturning a wrongful conviction could be based on the development of new evidence, ineffective counsel, improper conduct by the judge, prosecution, or jury, or changes in the law that would result in a reduced sentence.
Post-conviction relief cases often start by reading and investigating transcripts and other written materials from the court proceedings. Our Ohio post-conviction lawyers will thoroughly review your case to determine if you have grounds for post-conviction relief and then seek to vacate or modify your conviction. Not only do we want to obtain the freedom and justice you deserve, but we also want to make sure that this doesn’t happen to another innocent person ever again.
If you have discovered new favorable evidence that was not available at the time of your trial, you can file a Motion for New Trial. To prevail on a new trial motion, we must show that the outcome of your case would have probably been different if the judge or jury would have known about the new evidence.
Truthfully, all types of post-conviction relief are very difficult to obtain. If you want a new trial, or if you are interested in another type of post-conviction relief, you need an attorney who understands the law and complex procedures that govern these claims.
Personalized Post-Conviction Relief Representation
We believe that meaningful client relationships are an essential element of success in post-conviction work. A case file and trial record can only tell the story of what has happened in a case. However, a post-conviction claim is an opportunity to address what did NOT happen. The transcript may tell you what did happen but it cannot inform an attorney as to what did not occur on the record. Accordingly, client relationships are essential to fully develop post-conviction claims.
If you or an incarcerated loved-one believe that evidence in your case was withheld or new evidence has been discovered, you may be able to have your conviction overturned. Please contact Patituce & Associates, LLC if you would like to have your case considered for post-conviction or new trial representation.
Our Ohio post-conviction attorneys at Patituce & Associates, LLC may be able to help. Call (440) 471-7784 to discuss what options are available.
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Joseph C. Patituce
Managing Partner / Former ProsecutorAttorney Joseph C. Patituce is the founder of Patituce & Associates. He has an extensive reputation and successful record as ...
Megan M. Patituce
Partner / Former ProsecutorAttorney Megan Patituce is a partner at Patituce & Associates. She received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State ...
Catherine R. Meehan
PartnerAttorney Catherine R. Meehan is a partner at Patituce & Associates after joining the firm in August 2012. Not only does she ...
Office Manager / ParalegalSuzanne “Sue” McCort has been a paralegal at Patituce & Associates since 2012. Because she is considered one of our most ...
Senior AssociateAttorney Mallorie Thomas began her career while still a law student at the University of Cincinnati College of Law working as ...
Aaron A. Schwartz
Senior AssociateAaron A. Schwartz is a dedicated and experienced criminal defense trial attorney. He graduated from Miami University in 1999 ...
Associate AttorneyLauren Wazevich began her career at Patituce & Associates in her first year of law school, working as a law clerk. As a ...
ParalegalMichelle Witchey joined Patituce & Associates as a paralegal after her service as a military police officer (MP). Not only ...