Guide to drafting a writ of habeas corpus


Most applications for habeas corpus are filed pro se. By the time the trial and appeals have been concluded, most people have exhausted their resources. The end result is that they have to file the writs on their own. They are left to navigate a complex and technical are of the law with no help or assistance. Those that are willing to help often do more harm than good.

Habeas corpus is an extremely complex area of the law that few lawyers understand; it is almost impossible for someone with no legal education to comprehend. There are some basic concepts that you need to know if you are going to pursue your own case. While it won't make you a legal expert, it will help you understand more about the process.

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