Understanding a Writ of Habeas Corpus
A writ of habeas corpus is an important check of power in Texas that allows
you the chance to defend yourself against the possibility of tyranny.
Roughly translated from Latin, habeas corpus means "to have the body"
and protects against unlawful incarceration. A writ of habeas corpus would
allow a prisoner to go before a court and demand proof of authority; if
the detainer does not have the authority for keeping the prisoner, the
prisoner will then be released.
In Texas, a writ of habeas corpus is used to determine whether the court
that imposed the sentence actually had the authority and jurisdiction
to do so . It also allows a prisoner to challenge their detainment if
the prisoner believes that their sentence has expired. Post-conviction
application of a writ of habeas corpus can also address whether legal
rights have been violated, such as by having ineffective legal counsel
or if new evidence has been found that could establish innocence.
Legal Assistance in Plano for Writs of Habeas Corpus
Due to the complex nature of writs of habeas corpus, few lawyers are willing
to represent clients in these types of cases. It, however, is an extremely
important part of the law that should not be overlooked. Often, an application
of this nature is a client's last chance to protect their rights. In the
appeal process, it can be seen as a last ditch effort and therefore carries enormous
At The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, our legal team has the knowledge and
experience necessary to help you protect your legal rights. You can be
confident that, if you choose to work with a Plano defense lawyer at our
firm, we will do everything possible to protect your rights.
Contact a Plano appeals attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you with writs of habeas corpus.