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Under Oklahoma law there is no statute of limitations for appealing a conviction. If your state direct appeal is denied you always have the option of filing a Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court upon exhausting your state remedies.
Under Oklahoma law, “exhaustion” of the state court remedies involves filing an Application for Post Conviction Relief under Title 22 O.S. Section 1080 at the District Court level. The District Court is the court that the conviction was entered in to begin with. If the Application for Post Conviction is denied at the District Court or “trial court” level, than the next step is to appeal the denial of the Application for Post Conviction relief at the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.
If the appeal of the denial of your Application for Post Conviction Relief is denied at the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals than you have “exhausted” your state remedies and you can then begin the Federal Habeas Corpus process under 28 U.S.C. Section 2254.
This is the process for post conviction relief in Oklahoma.
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