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NCJ Number: 31359 Find in a Library
Title: PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE POST CONVICTION HEARING ACT
Author(s): D SALAMAN; M L LEVY
Corporate Author: Public Defender Assoc of Pennsylvania
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 45
Sponsoring Agency: Public Defender Assoc of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE 1965 POST CONVICTION HEARING ACT (P.C.H.A.) WAS DESIGNED TO ESTABLISH A UNITARY PROCEDURE FOR PROVIDING RELIEF FROM CONVICTIONS OBTAINED AND SENTENCES IMPOSED WITHOUT DUE PROCESS OF LAW.
Abstract: PERTINENT CASE LAW IS CITED IN THIS PROCEDURE AND INFORMATION MEMORANDUM FOR COUNSEL REPRESENTING A POST CONVICTION PETITIONER SEEKING COLLATERAL REVIEW. COVERED ARE THE FILING OF THE PETITION, BAIL AND SUPERSEDERS PENDING POST CONVICTION REVIEW, WAIVER, AND FINAL LITIGATION. SOME FREQUENTLY RAISED ISSUES ARE ALSO IDENTIFIED AND DISCUSSED, INCLUDING RIGHT OF APPEAL, PRIOR CONVICTIONS, INEFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL, AND GUILTY PLEAS.
Index Term(s): Defense counsel; Judicial decisions; Laws and Statutes; Legal training; Post-conviction remedies; Procedure manuals
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