West Palm Beach Post-Conviction Lawyer
Work One-On-One with a Compassionate Lawyer Dedicated to Your Case
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.
Award-Winning Trial Lawyer
Nearly 25 Years of Legal Experience
Personalized Approach to Handling Cases
Well-Respected in the Legal Community
The Government zealously in State & Federal Courts with a reputation for fierce advocacy, unwavering attention to detail, aggressive defense tactics, & award-winning oratory skills.Attorney Profile
For criminal justice reform & Constitutional protections for ALL citizens accused, becoming a nationwide change-maker known for her passionate advocacy, commitment to volunteerism, & dedication.View Awards
The criminal defense bar on the National, State, & Local levels, earning the status among her peers as a true defender: committed to the ideals of a just society one client, one project, one conversation at a time.Leadership Roles
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Attorney King was my voice in the courtroom.- V.C., Former Client
Top-notch, caring, and highly respected.- Brenda Benson
Ms. King truly cares about her clients and the outcome of their cases.- W.G.
Nellie brings power and grace. She is the velvet hammer.- Leigh D. Hagan (Ph.D. Board-Certified Forensic Psychologist)
She is a true leader and one of the fiercest advocates in the legal profession.- Jessica Yeary (Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer & Public Defender Elect, Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit)
Nellie is a DEFENDER!- Joe Guastaferro (Nationally Recognized Trial Consultant and Jury Selection Specialist)
A top-notch fighter who will protect their legal rights.- Charles Mittelstadt (Criminal Defense Investigator)