Q: Desperately seeking Criminal Appeals attorney for my fiance incarcerated, due to mental health I need him to care4me
Currently incarcerated in Faribault MN Prison. Was sentenced 12/21/2012, 4 years remaining. With the laws changing and my depreciating mental health, I need him out here is possible to take care of me. Looking for Appeals Attorney to review his case and see what our options are. Im on disability due to mental health unable to work, hes incarcerated so finances are tight but we will figure out what is necessary to get him home before I can no longer take care of myself
A: Your fiancee's has already appealed his convictions. That appeal was decided by the Minnesota Court of Appeals April 28, 2014. Absent something extraordinary, he no longer is able to appeal or challenge any errors that might've occurred in his case. An appellate attorney would need to get a copy of his transcripts, review those, along with appellate decision, and do research to see if there are any issues that could potentially be raise, but that is not going to be cheap and the likelihood that he can appeal/challenge anything this late in the game is quite low. Reach out to attorney's directly to see about what something like this might cost. But the pro bono option (ie the State public defender) has already been utilized and they will not handle another appeal/post conviction relief.
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