Tallahassee Criminal Appellate Attorney

Florida Bar Certified Criminal Appellate Lawyer

Michael Ufferman is board certified in criminal appellate law and considered an expert in criminal appeals.

Federal Postconviction Relief

Mr. Ufferman’s practice also includes federal postconviction petitions/motions. The two most common federal postconviction petitions/motions are:

• 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petitions (state prisoners). A § 2254 petition, or a federal habeas petition, is a vehicle that allows a defendant convicted in state court to raise his or her federal constitutional claims in federal court for a second review by a federal judge. All rule 3.850 claims can be raised in a § 2254 petition, and other claims involving federal constitutional claims can also be raised in a § 2254 petition.
• 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motions (federal prisoners). The most common claims in a § 2255 motion are ineffective assistance of counsel, newly discovered evidence, and changes in the law.

If you have questions about federal postconviction motions, please call the Ufferman Law Firm for a free consultation.