Writ of Habeas Corpus Petitions
Appeal Attorneys in New York
Habeas Corpus is technically defined as "may you have the body."
A writ of habeas corpus is a judicial mandate to a prison official, usually
the warden, ordering that an inmate be brought to the court so it can
be determined whether or not that person is unlawfully detained and whether
or not he or she should be released from custody. A Habeas Corpus Writ
is filed with a federal court once the defendant's state appellate
remedies have been exhausted. The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 1969 opinion,
said that the Habeas Corpus Writ is "the fundamental instrument for
safeguarding individual freedom against arbitrary and lawless state action."
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As we advise our clients who seek representation in filing a Habeas Corpus
Writ, one important idea to remember is that it is not a federal appeal.
In other words, a federal court has no supervisory authority over criminal
proceedings, such as a trial, in state courts. The only standards a federal
court that hears a Habeas Corpus Writ can impose on the states are those
dictated by our Constitution.
Fight for Your Freedom with Sullivan Brill
Our attorneys at Sullivan Brill have solid experience in researching and
filing Writs of Habeas Corpus. Any defendant who has been convicted of a
New York state crime in a proceeding should be aware of their right to file a petition for a
Writ of Habeas Corpus.
We have the experience and skill you need to successfully navigate this field.
Contact us today and we will begin pursuing your legal matter.