Post Trial Proceedings


  •  Matthew I. Lynn, Chief
  •  Hussainatu T. Blake, Paralegal, 301-952-7748


This unit coordinate all appeals, motions for reconsideration, motions for sentence reviews and violations of probation. Post conviction relief is a general term related to appeals of criminal convictions, which may include release, new trial, modification of sentence, and such other relief as may be proper and just. These matters include, but are not limited to, post conviction proceedings (ineffective assistance of counsel claims); writs of habeas corpus proceedings, (a legal action through which a prisoner can be released from unlawful detention); and writs of coram nobis proceedings, (a legal proceeding to correct a previous error when no other remedy is available).