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Appellate

Pro bono appeal

Summary:  On a pro bono basis, we undertook a direct appeal to the California Supreme Court brought by an indigent criminal defendant who had been convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death.  We also handled the related petition for writ of habeas corpus.

Result:  A published decision on the direct appeal which resulted in a reversal of certain of the counts on which the client had been convicted and a published decision following the habeas corpus proceeding in which the court unanimously overturned the death sentence.

Attorney:

Martin H. Dodd