Tulsa Attorney BlogHB 3383: New 1 Year Statute of Limitation for Filing Post-conviction Relief in Oklahoma

New law limits time frame for relief filings

lawyers in Tulsa, OklahomaWhat is HB 3383?

This is Oklahoma attorney James Wirth. House Bill 3383 is a new law that took effect on November 1st, 2022 in Oklahoma. This law relates to the time frame to file for post-conviction relief.

What Does the New Law Do?

This new law puts in place a one-year statute of limitations for filing any application for post-conviction relief, whether it is an original application or a subsequent application. The limitation period shall run from the latest of several dates, including the direct review of the judgment of conviction or revocation or suspended sentence by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals or the expiration of the time for seeking such review by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.

Why Was This Law Passed?

The passing of this law is a response to the recent activity for post-conviction relief and appeals related to the McGirt case. The goal of this law is to prevent post-conviction relief filings and make it more difficult for people to file.

What Should You Do If You Need to File for Post-Conviction Relief?

If you or someone you know needs to file for post-conviction relief, it is important to talk to an attorney who can provide legal advice that is specific to the circumstances of your case. At my office, we offer free consultations to discuss your case and provide guidance on how to move forward. To schedule an appointment with a Tulsa criminal defense lawyer, please visit makelaweasy.com. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

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