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Post-Conviction Matters Archives

Post-conviction matters: Whose DNA will be on the red bandana?

Anyone in Michigan or elsewhere who believes he or she was wrongly convicted can file an appeal. However, if the conviction is affirmed on appeal, what other options remain? Post-conviction matters are complicated to navigate without the support and guidance of experienced legal counsel. A man on death row in another state is currently trying different avenues to prove his innocence.

What is next for Bill Cosby?

Whether or not you believe that Bill Cosby was doomed to be convicted of aggravated indecent assault last week in Pennsylvania, one thing is certain. The legal battle over the evidence presented to the jury is not over. According to several media reports, Cosby’s legal team is likely to file an appeal.

The potential problems with re-entering the workforce

As many retailers begin to hire temporary employers for the holiday season, some employers may still be ambivalent over hiring candidates with criminal records. Unfortunately, the perceived trouble that accompanies a criminal record still affects hiring decisions.

Understanding the expungement process in Michigan

The unfortunate reality for many people who have been convicted of some manner of felony or misdemeanor is that they are often unable to escape from the shadow of their criminal record despite having paid their debt to society and wanting nothing more than a new beginning.

Convicted as a minor, 'White Boy Rick' seeks parole

The criminal justice system continues to struggle with what to do with juveniles who are convicted of a crime. Not so long ago, Michigan was among the state that allowed courts to sentence juveniles convicted of nonviolent drug offenses to life behind bars.

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