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A Conviction is not the End of the Line

If you have been convicted of a crime, and your appeal did not go your way, it is easy to feel defeated. But even a denial on appeal is not necessarily the end. You may be able to have your sentence reduced or be granted a new trial through a request for post-conviction relief.

Attorney Daemie M. Kim provides personalized assistance for those who have been convicted of a crime but believe they were not able to present their full defense. She believes in giving clients her full attention, learning the details of their case in order to give the most complete advice possible.

What Post-Conviction Relief Can Do For You

Post-conviction relief in Oregon can only be obtained after a case has gone through appeals. These cases seek to prove that a mistake was made at trial or during your appeal that led to a conviction or overly harsh punishment.

A request for post-conviction relief can be based on a variety of circumstances where the criminal justice system failed you, such as:

  • Misconduct by prosecutors
  • Ineffective assistance of counsel
  • Improper exclusion of evidence
  • Violation of constitutional rights during the trial or on appeal

With the help of an attorney in post-conviction proceedings, you may be able to get a new trial, get a shorter sentence, or even overturn your conviction.

These proceedings are based on your constitutional right to an attorney when your fundamental rights are at stake, such as during sentencing and certain appeals. In many cases, a request for post-conviction relief is based on a claim that your previous lawyer did not effectively represent you.

Seize Your Second Chance

If you believe the court or your previous attorney made a mistake that led to your conviction, call Daemie M. Kim in Salem at 971-301-2177. You can also reach out online using the online contact form.