The Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) is the sole means for obtaining collateral relief from a criminal conviction in a state court of Pennsylvania. PCRA petitions differ from direct criminal appeals. Typically, PCRA petitions address the performance of a criminal defendant’s prior counsel. PCRA may also concern the discovery of new exculpatory evidence, providing the basis for re-opening a case.
Miller Lyden attorneys have over 25 years of combined experience handling post conviction matters. Strict deadlines apply to the filing of a PCRA petition. Contact our office as soon as possible to allow us the best opportunity to assist you.