The courts’ post-conviction process—both in Washington courts and in federal court—exists to protect innocent people from human error and government misconduct in the criminal justice system. If you have been wrongfully convicted and sentenced and wish to undo the conviction, Neil can re-investigate the case and try to find new evidence or new legal issues.
This is important to people serving lengthy prison sentences or who may have completed their sentences, but who are facing severe consequences (such as deportation) as the result of an old conviction. Post-conviction cases are very different from trials, with many complicated procedural rules. Neil has worked on these cases for three decades and understands common mistakes that can bar people from getting relief in the courts.