Phoenix Appeals Rule 32 Attorney

Being convicted of a crime in Arizona can be an incredibly stressful and scary experience. However, a conviction is not the end of your fight.

Those convicted of crimes in Arizona have the right to appeal their sentence, and it is also possible to apply for a post-conviction relief (PCR) under a Rule 32 Petition. At the Younglove Law Firm, our Phoenix appeals attorney is ready to get to work helping you through this today.

Choose the Younglove Law Firm for help with your case today

When you are working on an appeal or a post-conviction relief of your sentence, you need to turn to help from a trusted Phoenix criminal defense attorney. Let the Younglove Law Firm get to work on your case today.

  • Attorney Doug Younglove gets to know every client personally, and he will craft a legal strategy designed to meet your needs.
  • The Younglove Law Firm has extensive experience in the courtroom, and we understand what it takes to be successful in these cases.
  • We understand that an appeal and a PCR must be approached differently than the initial criminal defense case, and we will explain this process to you in detail.

How will an attorney help your appeals or post-conviction relief?

Appeals of criminal convictions and attempts to gain post-conviction relief can be incredibly complicated processes, and you need assistance from an attorney to get through this. A Phoenix appeals and Rule 32 attorney can use their resources to:

  • Analyze every aspect of your original case in preparation for your appeal or PCR.
  • Review your case for errors that indicate a violation of the US Constitution or the Arizona Constitution.
  • Determine whether the imposed sentence exceeded the maximum allowable sentence under the law.
  • Fully prepare all documents for the case and be ready to represent the client in any court hearing.

Understanding criminal appeals and Rule 32 Motions

In order to begin a Rule 32 Petition for Post-Conviction Relief (PCR), a person must file the PCR notice within 90 days of their sentencing. The grounds for pursuing a Rule 32 petition include the following:

  1. The conviction or sentence is in violation of the Constitution of the United States or the State of Arizona.
  2. The Court was without jurisdiction to render judgment or impose sentence.
  3. The sentence imposed exceeds the maximum allowed by law.
  4. The person is held in custody after the sentence expired.
  5. Newly discovered material facts probably exist, and such facts probably would have changed the verdict or sentence.
  6. The defendant failed to appeal, and it was not the fault of the defendant.
  7. There has been a significant change of law that, if determined to apply to defendant’s case, would probably overturn the defendant’s conviction or sentence.

Appeals of sentences in Arizona court must be filed within 30 days of the date the judgment is rendered.

Call us for a confidential consultation of your case today

If you or somebody you love has been sentenced with a crime in Arizona, you may need to appeal your sentence or apply for post-conviction relief. At the Younglove Law Firm, our team is familiar with the appeals processes, and we also know what it takes to properly petition for post-conviction relief. Let our Phoenix appeals attorney get to work on your behalf today. You can contact us for a confidential consultation of your case by clicking here.