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The Post Conviction Relief Act: Practice and Procedure, 13th Edition (Includes Electronic Download)

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About

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.

2020 updates include:

  • Expansions of DNA testing and assertions of innocence
  • Eligibility requirements for collateral relief
  • Ineffectiveness of counsel
  • Newly discovered evidence
  • Illegal sentencing claims
  • Retroactive application of case law
  • Withdrawal by counsel

 

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

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Published: 5/1/2020
Pages: 308
Size: 6x9
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