Advocacy and litigation don't stop with a conviction. At the Frank Law Office, our post-conviction practice is a hybrid of our criminal defense and civil rights practices. In litigating appeals, as experienced trial lawyers we know what to look for in finding the sometimes-subtle mistakes judges make that can get a conviction reversed. If it was the trial lawyer's errors that led to a conviction, we dive in and go deep, examining every aspect of that lawyer's investigation and preparation. We find what they missed, hire experts if needed, and bring a claim for ineffective assistance of counsel.
Civil rights protections don't end at the prison gates. If an inmate has been placed in a more restrictive setting for unjust reasons, we can investigate and present these concerns to the prison's administration and seek a change in placement. Additionally, where an inmate has been improperly convicted of violating the Code of Penal Discipline, we can challenge these findings in court. Furthermore, when prison officials violate an inmate's constitutional rights, we have the empathy, the expertise, and the desire to fight for those rights.
Please see our "In The Media" section for examples of representative cases.
We can help your loved one with:
- Ineffective assistance of counsel (using Rule 35(c))
- Reconsideration of a sentence (using Rule 35(b))
- Fixing an illegal sentence (using Rule 35(a))
- Clemency, commutation, or a pardon
- Habeas corpus
- Prison conditions
- Getting needed medical care
- Compassionate release or special needs parole