SB 1437 Denied Reversed When No Appointed Counsel on Case.

The following summary of a First Appellate District court ruling demonstrates how the trial court must appoint counsel in an SB 1437 petition for resentencing if petitioner makes a prima facie case of being entitled to relief. The facts of this case are important, as there were many errors by the judge in the proceedings, which we feel, compounded the need for counsel to defend and argue for the petitioner. To read the case summary, please click on the following link –

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