What You Need to Know About Your Conviction

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a federal crime, you are likely facing a personal and professional crisis unlike any other. While you may be inclined to talk to others about the facts of your case and why you should never have been arrested, it is extremely important that you do not talk to anyone about your case.

If they did not already think you were guilty, you would not be charged. Do not discuss your case with anyone without first talking to your attorney and getting the benefit of your attorney’s advice.

Do not talk to anyone regarding anything about your case without first discussing the matter with your attorney. You may discuss anything concerning your case with your attorney because these matters are confidential under the law. Remember: this confidential privilege extends only to discussions between you and your attorney and your attorney’s staff.


Post Conviction Rights

Every one accused of a crime in South Carolina has a right to a jury trial.  Unfortunately, even with the best alibi and corroborating witnesses,  you may still be found guilty due to circumstances which blatantly violate your constitutional rights.

Even after you are convicted of a crime in South Carolina, you have certain rights and can appeal your conviction if you act quickly.

Post-Conviction Relief or PCR Action is a case against the Federal Government for violating one of your Constitutional Rights, usually your right to effective assistance of Counsel.

PCRs, as they are commonly known, must be filed within one year of the date of your conviction, or within one year of the conclusion of your appeal, whichever is later, except in very limited circumstances.

How Long Does it Take to Appeal A Federal Case?

On average, a Federal Criminal Appeal typically takes 6 months to a year to be decided.  While your case is on appeal, it is unlikely that you will be released.  In addition, you do not have an automatic right to bail while appealing.

Contact the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.  We offer flexible payment options and accept Visa and MasterCard. 803.252.4800