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Habeas Corpus


At the Atlanta, Georgia, law firm of Garland, Samuel & Loeb, our criminal defense lawyers also handle post-judgment appeals and habeas corpus petitions. With more than 20 years of legal experience, and having argued numerous case on appeal including arguments before the Unites States Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Georgia we are familiar with the critical concerns of clients facing a criminal conviction.

Appeals and habeas corpus petitions provide options for attempting correct some element of practice or procedure lead to an error and resulted in a conviction.

Appeals in Criminal Cases

Often during a trial decisions are made by the judge that may provide grounds for an appeal. To allow a witness to testify on some question or to allow an item to be admitted as evidence often generates an objection by one of the parties. This objection forms the basis for an appeal, where the defendant will ask an appellate court to review the decision to allow a witness to testify, with the claim being the witness was unqualified to offer testimony.

Providing the kind of representation needed to identify the key legal issues forming the basis for an appeal is only the beginning. Our experienced attorneys have the knowledge developed during trial to be persuasive advocates with appeals, successfully arguing complex and difficult in cases involving:

Writ of Habeas Corpus

Habeas corpus is a legal process that is essentially the last opportunity for someone to seek relief against a criminal conviction. Granted at the discretion of the court, this process requires filing a petition demonstrating to the court that the conviction was flawed and holding the defendant in custody is therefore illegal. Our firm handles these special cases when:

  • Errors were committed in the original trial
  • The original defense lawyer was incompetent or ineffective
  • A constitutional right was violated

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Our firm’s reputation is built upon the recognized achievements of our trial lawyers, who are among the most accomplished and experienced in the U.S. Garland, Samuel & Loeb is also well recognized for its high professional legal standards and ethics. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you find success in your case.

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