Defending Clients’ Rights And Liberties Since 2005

Mr. Hames Understands The Habeas Corpus Process

Mr. Hames has a specialized area of knowledge that is rare. While many lawyers will fumble their way through a habeas corpus petition, Mr. Hames has handled hundreds of state and federal habeas corpus petitions at all stages of the process. There are few lawyers anywhere that handle federal habeas petitions, especially for state inmates. Mr. Hames has been hired to handle federal habeas cases for clients in Montana, North Carolina, Alabama and Georgia.

Once a person loses his direct appeal the fight is not over, but the burden to overturn a conviction becomes even higher. The law provides that a person convicted of a crime can file a lawsuit against the person that has custody of them to challenge the constitutionality of their conviction. This process is known as a writ of habeas corpus. A habeas corpus case is filled with procedural traps, defaults and bars. Even the most experienced criminal defense attorneys can fail to recognize these traps until it is too late. Mr. Hames knows how to avoid the procedural dangers of habeas.

Mr. Hames can review your habeas corpus case to determine whether there is a viable claim to raise. If there is not a good claim, he will tell you that to ensure that you do not waste your money chasing an unrealistic hope. If there is a good claim, he will aggressively pursue that claim as far as it can go.