Petition for postconviction relief
A person can bring a petition for post conviction to vacate a prior conviction. If a petition for post conviction relief is granted, that person's conviction is vacated and the person's status essentially goes back to where it was before the case was resolved. Typical grounds for bringing a petition for post conviction relief are that (1) the person is actually innocent of the crime of conviction; (2) newly discovered evidence; (3) that there is not a factual basis in the record supporting conviction of the crime; and (4) that the plea of guilty was not voluntary. Petitions for post conviction relief are one of the most difficult types of matters to win.
Ms. Torgerson handles petitions for post conviction relief and has been very successful in this area. For assistance, please call (612) 339-5073.