Motion for Appropriate Relief
- Sometimes defendants are convicted of a crime and defects existed at the time or only became evident after the conviction. A Motion for Appropriate Relief will ask a judge to re-open the case and make a determination about whether you deserve a better outcome.
- Some defects include pleading guilty without assistance of an attorney, ineffective assistance of a prior attorney, inappropriate actions or communications by police or the District Attorney, or new evidence that has come to light after the conviction.
- Contact Phillips and McCrea to talk to a skilled criminal attorney to ascertain whether your prior conviction is deserving of a second look by the Court.