Helping Clients with Post-Conviction Relief Across Ohio
Being wrongfully convicted and falsely incarcerated for a crime that you or a loved one did not commit is one of the greatest injustices in life. Not only are you unable to take back the time spent in prison, but also the real perpetrator of the crime is free to harm more people. Fortunately, our Cleveland post-conviction lawyer understands how the failures in our criminal justice system have led to countless innocent people being falsely convicted.
If you or a loved one has been wrongfully convicted of a crime, Attorney Kimberly Kendall Corral is a proven freedom fighter who has helped many people get their convictions overturned and their lives back on the right path. She has partnered with the Ohio Innocence Project to exonerate wrongfully convicted state residents and understands what it takes to rectify such grave injustice.
Ohio Post-Conviction Claims
There are several reasons to seek post-conviction relief. Overturning a wrongful conviction could be based on the development of new evidence, ineffective counsel, improper conduct by the judge, prosecution, or jury, or changes in the law that would result in a reduced sentence.
Post-conviction relief cases often start by reading and investigating transcripts and other written materials from the court proceedings. Our legal team will thoroughly review your case to determine if you have grounds for post-conviction relief and then seek to vacate or modify your conviction. Not only do we want to obtain the freedom and justice you deserve, but we also want to make sure that this doesn’t happen to another innocent person ever again.
Kim believes that meaningful client relationships are an essential element of success in post-conviction work. A case file and trial record can only tell the story of what has happened in a case. However, a post-conviction claim is an opportunity to address what did NOT happen. The transcript may tell you what did happen but it cannot inform an attorney as to what did not occur on the record. Accordingly, client relationships are essential to fully develop post-conviction claims.
If you or an incarcerated loved-one believe that evidence in your case was withheld or new evidence has been discovered, you may be able to have your conviction overturned. Please contact Kimberly Kendall Corral at Patituce & Associates if you would like to have your case considered for post-conviction or new trial representation.
Kim's persistence paired with her ability to navigate the complexities of the post-conviction process has made her one of the top post-conviction relief attorneys in the country. Her cases have garnered media attention throughout the U.S. and earned her an invitation to the White House to discuss a client's pardon with the President.