Appellate Law Definition. Appeals Lawyer

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Motion for Post-Conviction Relief. Reopening Criminal cases in New Jersey

In New Jersey, a person that was convicted of a crime can file a petition for Post-Conviction relief with the municipal court administrator of the County in which the conviction took place.

Generally, a motion for Post-Conviction Relief cannot be filed more than five years after entry of the judgment of conviction sought to be attacked.

There are only limited grounds for filing a petition for Post-Conviction Relief, such as:

substantial denial in the conviction proceedings of the defendant’s Constitutional rights;
lack of jurisdiction of the court to impose the judgment rendered on defendant’s conviction;
imposition of an excessing sentence or a sentenced imposed not in accordance with the law.

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