Category: Habeas Corpus Federal

The Texas criminal justice system makes many firsts and few of them are for enviable reasons. Last week a 57-year-old Texas man who spent 12 years in prison for rape, was exonerated in a case that legal experts said marked the first time in which someone has been cleared of a crime by DNA testing…

People are often confused as to the difference between an appeal of a criminal case and an Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus. Appeal An appeal (also known as a “direct appeal”) is taken immediately after a conviction and sentence. A person or their criminal appeals attorney is generally required to file a brief…