Louisville Federal Habeas Corpus Attorney
What is Habeas Corpus?
A Writ of Habeas Corpus, known as the "ancient writ" in common terms, is an Order issued by a federal district court trial judge, requiring that a state or federal inmate serving a prison sentence be brought before the court to determine whether the conviction and sentence was obtained in violation of that inmate's constitutional rights. A state or federal inmate, individually or through his or her legal representative, can file a written petition in federal court seeking a writ of habeas corpus.
Filing Petitions for Writs of Habeas Corpus requires meeting the strict, specific grounds that are both substantive and technical. There is a strict time-frame in which to file such petitions. The filing of such petitions requires knowledge of Constitutional Law, state and federal criminal law and procedure as well as federal case law interpreting and applying writs of habeas corpus to cases that qualify for such relief. It's availability, based upon each individual case, requires an attorney's thorough review of the case file.
David Mejia has filed Habeas Corpus Petitions. He knows the legal, substantive and procedural requirements for presenting requests for relief in federal district courts. If an individual is serving a prison sentence, in a state or federal prison, and has exhausted all avenues for relief through a direct appeal, a writ of habeas corpus may be available depending upon the time frame involved, the presence of violations of fundamental constitutional rights and the preservation of legal issues in the case.