Ross C. Goodman is a Las Vegas native who served as a Major in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 2001, Ross started a boutique criminal defense practice following his father Oscar B. Goodman who was a nationally acclaimed criminal defense attorney.Learn More
Post Conviction Relief Information
POST CONVICTION RELIEF : INTRODUCTION
THE DEFINITION OF APPEAL
THE APPELLATE COURT OF NEVADA
- Incorrect rulings on admissibility of evidence
- Incorrect application of a law
- Incorrect application of a regulation
- Improper jury instructions
- Insufficient evidence to support the verdict
WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS
WRIT VERSUS APPEAL
- The defense mistakenly wasn’t able to file a formal charge at the time of the alleged injustice.
- A final judgment has not been registered formally in the trial court but the party seeking the writ needs reprieve at once to prevent forms of injustice or deviation from rights.
- Writs are given more urgency than appeals, so defendants who feel aggrieved by actions of the trial judge may opt for writ to attain immediate assistance.
- The defendant has already filed an unsuccessful appeal (defendants may file multiple writs but may only file a single appeal). It must be remembered that one should not file a writ greatly resembling the unsuccessful appeal because the writ will be dismissed right away.
HOW A LAWYER CAN HELP
ATTORNEY FOR APPEALS
A criminal conviction in Las Vegas, no matter how minor the crime is, can have a severe effect on a person’s future prospects. Employers are less likely to hire a person if they have a criminal record; even a misdemeanor conviction can be enough to make life harder for you. You can deal with such situations through post-conviction relief, a procedure that involves removing the chance for your criminal record to fall under public scrutiny through an intervention with your lawyer.
Goodman Criminal Defense Attorney provides post-conviction relief in Las Vegas for convicted clients through a variety of legal procedures. He provides direct assistance for making appeals, and intervenes for requests of records sealing and expungement. These steps can be taken to help you get back on your feet after a conviction.