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Can a writ of habeus corpus be filed for someone who was innocent but already completed their term of incararation?
If a person was never afforded a jury trial because the person received poor counsel and although requested and wanted a trial was told by the public defender the only result would be guilty and he was guilty just because he was arrested in Texas and then was told to plead no contest and that no contest was not the same as pleading guilty, would that person be able to request a trial?
If there is evidence a crime never occurred or new evidence that shows the person was wrongly arrested is there any way of getting a pardon based on innocence in texas? Thank you for answering.
Can this be done if the person originally pleaded no contest?
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