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Post-Conviction Representation

Representation After You've Been Convicted and Sentenced

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Criminal law is an ongoing process which doesn't end at sentencing, as clients can challenge convictions, work on pardons, and protest the nature of their sentences.  After release, there are other factors to consider also, such as the "collateral consequences" which seeking counsel can help to mitigate. Due to the complex nature of the post-conviction realm, seeking counsel with a skilled defense attorney ensures strong post-conviction defense efforts.

Providing for a more comprehensive discovery and advocacy for those convicted, our law offices work on strategies to reduce collateral or invisible punishments. This includes ensuring your rap sheet is accurate, taking advantage of federal preemption where warranted, considering constitutional challenges, demanding reasonable accommodations for clients if they are disabled, being aware of unusual but helpful local statutory protections, pursuing restoration of rights or certificates of rehabilitation, and crafting an appealing narrative of redemption.

We offer services in the following areas:

Contact The Law Offices of Seth P. Chazin if you or a loved one need help after conviction and sentencing. We offer post-conviction representation for those in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, & Solano counties in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.


“The death penalty is a lie, a misguided mistake born of anger and frustration. Capital punishment has become a perverse monument to inequality, to how some lives matter and others do not. It is a violent example of how we protect and value the rich and abandon and devalue the poor. The death penalty is a grim, disturbing shadow formed by the legacy of racial apartheid and bias against the poor that condemns the disfavored among us, but corrupts us all. It’s the perverse symbol elected officials use to strengthen their ‘tough on crime’ reputations and distract us from confronting the causes of violence. It is finally the enemy of grace, redemption and all of us who recognize that each person is more than their worse act.”
- Bryan Stevenson