How to File Your Own Post Conviction Petition
You may file a Post Conviction Petition on your own. You will still be entitled to legal representation from the Post Conviction Defenders Division, which includes reviewing your case, adding other potential issues if necessary, and representation at any future hearing. If you file your own petition, but would still like representation from our office, the Clerk of the Court will send us a copy of your petition as soon as it has been filed. We will then contact you and provide you with the necessary forms. It is not necessary to apply to our office before filing your petition.
Instructions for Filing Your Own Post Conviction Petition
Post Conviction Petition Template for Guilty Plea
Post Conviction Petition Template for Trial