• PBI Press Book

The Post Conviction Relief Act: Practice and Procedure, 12th Edition (Thumb Drive/Book Set)

Available: In Stock
Price: $99.00
Item Code: 10313-PBK


Drawing on over 35 years of experience

Professor Thomas Place not only explains how relief under the act relates to other post-conviction remedies (namely the appeal process and federal habeas corpus) but also organizes the ever-growing body of case law applying and construing
the act.

You will benefit from this practical guide, including both answers to your questions and helpful tips for presenting
your case.

2018 updates include:

  • Ineffectiveness and defendant’s admission of adequate representation
  • Intellectual disability and waiver of an Atkins hearing
  • Evidentiary hearing before determining whether counsel lacked a reasonable basis for act or omission
  • Prejudice and failure to object to inaccurate jury instruction
  • PCRA and Alleyne v. United States
  • Withdrawing as appellate counsel and defendant’s right to notice
  • Hearsay and the "newly discovered" fact exception to the timeliness requirement
  • Status of new claims in an amended petition following remand
  • Waiver colloquy and withdrawal claims

Summary of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Custody
  • Grounds for Seeking Post-Conviction Relief
  • Previously Litigated Claims and Waiver
  • Successive Petitions for Post-Conviction Relief
  • Time for Filing Petition, Jurisdiction, and Procedure
  • Standard of Review on Appeal
  • Appendix A: Pennsylvania Post Conviction Relief Act
  • Appendix B: Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure Governing Petitions for Post-Conviction Relief
  • Appendix C: Summary of Statute, Rules, and Case Law Governing Capital and Non-Capital PCRA Cases
  • Appendix D: Forms
  • Appendix E: Table of Cases
  • Appendix F: Index

Practice Areas
Published: 4/1/2018
Pages: 292
Size: 6x9