"To open blind eyes, to bring prisoners out of a dungeon, those who sit in darkness out of a prison."
- Isaiah 42

A Rare But Sometimes Just-Right Postjudgment Relief: A Writ Of Error Coram Nobis

A rare but sometimes available form of post-judgment relief for someone convicted of a state crime in New York is filing a writ of error Coram Nobis. This type of writ is named after a Latin term from common law. Coram Nobis refers to the facts that would have changed a judgment but were not on the record. These facts were also unknown to the court when a judgment was entered.

At Rosenberg Law Firm, we go through every appeal or potential appeal with a fine-tooth comb looking for paths forward for our clients, even in extra challenging cases. If you have been convicted of a state crime, we are ready to review your case in search of justification for an appeal. A writ of Coram Nobis is a possibility in some cases.

Examples Of Coram Nobis Relief

New facts may have been discovered after a judgment was entered. At least, they were not available during the trial. Although such circumstances are rare, a skilled appellate law attorney will not rule out the possibility without searching diligently for all applicable evidence.

At Rosenberg Law Firm, our team approach serves our clients well. One or the other of our team often finds hidden evidence that offers hope to our clients who have been convicted of crimes in New York state courts, even after an appeal has been denied. Sometimes, this process means proving that the initial appellate attorney was ineffective because they did not make a strong and meritorious argument in the brief that they submitted to the appellate court. If the petition is successful, the defendant can file a new appeal.

Let Our Appellate Team Find Every Way Forward For You

Ask one of our appellate law attorneys at Rosenberg Law Firm whether a writ of error Coram Nobis may bring fresh air to your challenging case.

Call our Brooklyn law office at 718-962-0411 or send an email inquiry to discuss your New York criminal conviction and available paths to appeal.