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West Palm Beach Post-Conviction Lawyer

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Attorney Nellie L. King treats each client like family; she takes each case personally and seeks to represent her clients holistically, addressing all the facts of their situation to frame a compassionate and compelling case that creates empathy around their circumstance. After all, each case is individual; there is no “one size fits all” solution for post-conviction relief, and Attorney King makes it a priority to understand her client and tell their individual story as she gets to know them and their case.

Right to Post-Conviction Relief Following Ineffective Counsel

If you were represented by a criminal defense lawyer with whom you are dissatisfied, and you were convicted and sentenced after a plea or trial while represented by this attorney, you may be entitled to relief under Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure 3.850 or 3.800. This maintains that the judge can vacate your judgment and sentence if counsel was deemed to be ineffective, or in other words, if your criminal defense lawyer at the time failed to defend your case within the standards required under Florida law.

Examples of ineffective assistance of counsel include:

  • Failing to investigate your case
  • Failing to call essential witnesses
  • Failing to properly cross-examine witnesses
  • Failing to make significant objections
  • Failing to request applicable jury instructions and raise applicable defenses
  • Failing to communicate plea offers rendered by the state prior to trial
  • Providing affirmative misinformation about your case or the consequences of you entering a plea of guilty

Motions for post-conviction relief are often the last avenue of relief for defendants in Florida courts. Post-conviction issues are complex, requiring an in-depth review of the work done by previous counsel, as well as the development of a sound legal strategy designed to effectively show that the verdict result would have been different if trial counsel had not been ineffective. Post-conviction motions are also time-sensitive, as they must be filed within 2 years of the judgment in the case becoming final.

Filing for Post-Conviction Relief in West Palm Beach

Attorney Nellie L. King has handled numerous motions for post-conviction relief in various courtrooms throughout the state of Florida, approaching these cases thoroughly and objectively. She takes each case personally and will frame a tenacious and compassionate case around the facts of your post-conviction situation. As a former public defender and social warrior, Attorney King believes firmly in every person’s constitutional rights and seeks to create empathy around their situation. Everyone deserves post-conviction options, especially if they have received unfair and ineffective initial representation.

Contact the Law Offices of Nellie L. King, P.A. at (561) 220-2377 or online here if you need assistance in filing a post-conviction claim in Florida.

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  • Award-Winning Trial Lawyer
  • Nearly 25 Years of Legal Experience
  • Personalized Approach to Handling Cases
  • Well-Respected in the Legal Community

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  • Attorney King was my voice in the courtroom.

    “Her knowledge of the law, her courage while aggressively fighting for me, belief in my innocence and the ability to communicate with the jury were priceless in ensuring my freedom.”

    - V.C., Former Client
  • Top-notch, caring, and highly respected.

    “Nellie represented our son fiercely in her trademark "pit bull" style and won a landmark case in our county. Top-notch, caring, and highly respected are the qualities that come to mind when I think of Nellie King.”

    - Brenda Benson
  • Ms. King truly cares about her clients and the outcome of their cases.

    “Between her knowledge, hard work, and respect she is able to get her clients the best possible outcome in their cases. Ms. King is very knowledgeable in criminal law, she is hardworking and caring.”

    - W.G.
  • Nellie brings power and grace. She is the velvet hammer.

    “Sharp, tenacious, passionate, and totally committed to securing justice, Nellie King advocates tirelessly for her clients. Your case becomes her case.”

    - Leigh D. Hagan (Ph.D. Board-Certified Forensic Psychologist)
  • She is a true leader and one of the fiercest advocates in the legal profession.

    “Attorney Nellie King is absolutely unstoppable in the courtroom. Her skill and technique are matched only by her will and her drive. She is not afraid to zealously defend her clients and never shies away from protecting their constitutional rights.”

    - Jessica Yeary (Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer & Public Defender Elect, Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit)
  • Nellie is a DEFENDER!

    “Her concern for the turmoil of the client’s life, and its impact on their family, imbue every strategic decision she makes.”

    - Joe Guastaferro (Nationally Recognized Trial Consultant and Jury Selection Specialist)
  • A top-notch fighter who will protect their legal rights.

    “Nellie is one of the most dogged, detailed, dedicated, and skilled advocates that I've had the pleasure of working with in my 30-year career. Prosecutors undoubtedly cringe upon her entry into the case.”

    - Charles Mittelstadt (Criminal Defense Investigator)

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