Lon Kemeness also handles post-judgment appeals and habeas corpus petitions. With 20 years of legal experience, and having argued numerous case on appeal including arguments before the Supreme Court of Georgia and Georgia Court of Appeals he is familiar with the critical concerns of clients facing a criminal conviction.
Habeas corpus is a legal process that is essentially the last opportunity for someone to seek relief against a criminal conviction. Granted at the discretion of the court, this process requires filing a petition demonstrating to the court that the conviction was flawed and holding the defendant in custody is therefore illegal. Mr. Kemeness handles these special cases when:
- Errors were committed in the original trial
- The original defense lawyer was incompetent or ineffective
- A constitutional right was violated