Understand Writs Of Habeas Corpus And Criminal Appeals
What is a writ of habeas corpus and how does it figure into your appeal rights if you lose your criminal case? This is one of the most fundamental rights that people in the United States criminal system enjoy, although it's somewhat poorly understood. Here is what you should know. What is a writ of habeas corpus? A writ of habeas corpus is an order from a higher court to a lower court or a public official, like a jailor, for a prisoner to be brought before a judge.