Houston Post Conviction Attorneys

Harris County post-conviction relief lawyers

Post-Conviction Lawyers in Houston, TX

Being convicted of a crime can have life-altering consequences. However, it is important to remember that a conviction is not always the last word in a criminal case. If you believe that errors were made during your trial, or if new evidence has come to light, you may have options for seeking post-conviction relief.

In these situations, having an experienced attorney by your side can make all the difference. At Bennett & Bennett, our criminal defense lawyers will thoroughly review your case and explore every possible avenue for challenging your conviction or sentence. We can help you understand the various options available to you, including appeals, writs of habeas corpus, or other potential forms of relief that may allow you to overturn a wrongful conviction or be released from prison. We will guide you through each step of the process and work tirelessly to present compelling arguments on your behalf, and we will fight to protect your rights at all times.


If you believe that errors were made during your trial that affected its outcome, filing an appeal may be an appropriate course of action. An appeal allows higher courts to review decisions made by lower courts for legal errors or misconduct.

To initiate an appeal, your attorney will file a notice of appeal with the trial court. the case will be assigned to an appellate court, which will then review transcripts from the original trial, as well as any relevant documents and legal arguments presented by both parties.

As part of the direct-appeal process, your attorney may file a motion for new trial, allowing you to present additional evidence to the court in support of arguments that your trial was not fair.

During this entire process, it is important to work with a skilled attorney who understands how to identify potential errors and construct persuasive arguments based on applicable laws and precedents. We will advocate on your behalf before the appellate court in order to secure a favorable outcome.

Writs of Habeas Corpus

Sometimes, filing a writ of habeas corpus may be the most appropriate avenue for seeking post-conviction relief. A writ of habeas corpus challenges the legality or constitutionality of your detention.

Unlike an appeal, which focuses on errors made during the trial process, a writ of habeas corpus allows you to present new evidence that had not been available at the time of your trial. This evidence must be compelling, and it must have a direct impact on your conviction or sentence. You may also be able to address violations of your constitutional rights or other factors that led to a wrongful conviction.

To file a writ of habeas corpus, our attorneys will gather all relevant evidence and present it to the court in support of your claim. We will argue that based on this new evidence, you are entitled to relief from your conviction or sentence.

Contact Our Houston Post-Conviction Attorneys

If you believe that you were wrongfully convicted or that you were treated unjustly during your criminal case, it is crucial to consult with an experienced and well-versed attorney who can inform you of the potential options that may be available to you. At Bennett & Bennett, our dedicated lawyers have a deep understanding of the complexities involved in requests for post-conviction relief, and we are committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients. We will thoroughly review your case, explore all available options, and develop a strategic plan tailored to your specific circumstances. To learn more about how we can assist with your case, contact our office today at 713-224-1747 to schedule a confidential consultation.

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