For 34 years, our steadfast determination and extensive legal background and writing skills have convinced many judges to reverse or dismiss serious felony convictions in courts throughout the state of Georgia.
What it means to be in custody If you or someone you know has been convicted of a state or federal crime in Georgia and is in custody (in jail or prison, or on probation or parole), a petition for writ of habeas corpus is a civil proceeding used to challenge the judge's decision that led to the criminal conviction.
A writ of habeas corpus protects an individual from having his or her freedom lawlessly taken away. The habeas corpus writ serves to examine Georgia state court actions toward the defendant and ensure they are consistent with your federal constitutional rights.
Act now When we prepare your writ or appeal, we first listen carefully to your concerns. Then we examine in detail the entire record of your case so we’re able to raise every issue that should be presented to the appropriate reviewing court. Habeas corpus petitions must be filed in a timely manner or they are "time barred" and the court will not review your petition for relief.
Contact us today It is important to have a lawyer on your side to protect your rights and work on your behalf. Call Jake Arbes at 404-522-1980 for a free phone consultation or contact us online to schedule an appointment.