If the direct appeal of your conviction or sentence has not been successful, you may be able to seek a new trial by filing an application for a post-conviction writ of habeas corpus. A Texas writ is referred to as an 11.07, 11.071, 11.072, or 11.09 writ. A federal writ is known as a 2254 or 2255 writ.
A post-conviction writ allows you to introduce evidence and argument to show that an individual is being “confined” or “restrained” in violation of the Constitution. Common grounds include showing that your trial or appellate counsel did not provide effective assistance; the prosecutor engaged in misconduct, such as withholding favorable evidence; and discovery of new evidence establishing innocence.
The lawyer employing this kind of strategy should be experienced and skilled in this area. Post-Conviction Writ Attorney Steven J. Lieberman has extensive experience in arguing post-conviction writs in Texas state and federal courts. Contact Steven J. Lieberman for an initial consultation by calling 713-909-0201