Free Petition for Relief Under the Post-Conviction Remedies Act - Utah


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Date: February 19, 2009
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Person Completing Form: Address: Telephone Number: Bar Number:

In the District Court of the ______________ Judicial District ___________________ County

Petition for Relief Under the Post-Conviction Remedies Act ___________________________________ PETITIONER, vs. ___________________________________ RESPONDENT . Civil Number: _______________________ Judge: _________________________ Utah Code Section 78B-9-101, et seq. Utah Rules of Civil Procedure 65C

NOTICE TO THE PETITIONER: BEFORE COMPLETING THIS FORM , PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT AN ATTORNEY . COURT CLERKS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GIVE LEGAL ADVICE . ATTACH ADDITIONAL SHEETS OF PAPER AS NECESSARY TO COMPLETE YOUR ANSWERS. SHOW THE QUESTION NUMBER FROM THIS FORM ON THE ADDITIONAL SHEET OF PAPER . I. NAME OF RESPONDENT (Check One) Conviction of Felony: Conviction of Misdemeanor or Ordinance: Conviction of Misdemeanor or Ordinance:

State Of Utah County of: ____________________ Municipality of: ________________

II. IDENTIFICATION OF CURRENT AND RELATED CASES 1(a). Name of court that entered the judgment being challenged: _____________________ (b) Location of court: ________________________ 1

(c) Case number: ____________________________ 2. Date of judgment being challenged: ______________________ 3. Sentence:________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 4. Nature of offense involved (all counts):________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 5. What was your plea? (Check One) Not guilty Guilty No Contest Guilty and Mentally ill Not guilty by reason of insanity 6. If you entered a plea of guilty to some counts, and a not guilty plea to other counts, give your plea to each count: _________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 7. If you pled not guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity, was the trial before a Jury Judge 8. Did you testify at the trial? Yes No 9. Did you appeal from the conviction or sentence? Yes No
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10. If your answer is "yes," provide the following information: (a) Name of Appellate Court: ______________________________________________ (b) Case number: ________________________________________________________ (c) Result: ______________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ (d) Date of result or citation of opinion: ______________________________________ (e) Grounds raised: _______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ (f) Did you seek further review of this appeal? Yes No (g) If your answer is "yes," provide the following information: (1) Name of Reviewing Court: __________________________________________ (2) Case number: _____________________________________________________ (3) Result: ___________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ (4) Date of result or citation of opinion: ___________________________________ (5) Grounds raised: ____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

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11. If you did not appeal from your conviction or sentence, why not? _________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 12(a). Other than your direct appeal from your conviction or sentence, have you filed any petitions, applications, or motions with respect to this conviction or sentence in any court, state or federal? Yes No (b) If your answer is "yes," provide the following information: (1) Name of court: _______________________________________________________ (2) Case number: ________________________________________________________ (3) Result: ______________________________________________________________ (4) Date of result or citation of opinion: ______________________________________ (5) Grounds raised: _______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ (c) Did you receive an evidentiary hearing on your petition, application, or motion? Yes No (d) Did you appeal the decision on your petition, application, or motion? Yes No (e) If your answer is "yes," provide the following information: (1) Name of court: _______________________________________________________ (2) Case number: ________________________________________________________ (3) Result: ______________________________________________________________ (4) Date of result or citation of opinion: ______________________________________

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(5) Grounds raised: _______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 13(a). Other than the case described in question 12, have you filed any further petitions, applications, or motions with respect to this conviction or sentence in any court, state or federal? Yes No (b) If your answer is "yes," provide the following information: (1) Name of court: _______________________________________________________ (2) Case number: ________________________________________________________ (3) Result: ______________________________________________________________ (4) Date of result or citation of opinion: ______________________________________ (5) Grounds raised: _______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ (c) Did you receive an evidentiary hearing on your petition, application, or motion? Yes No (d) Did you appeal the decision on your petition, application, or motion? Yes No (e) If your answer is "yes," provide the following information:

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(1) Name of court: _______________________________________________________ (2) Case number: _________________________________________________________ (3) Result: ______________________________________________________________ (4) Date of result or citation of opinion: ______________________________________ (5) Grounds raised: _______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 14(a). Do you have any petition, appeal, or motion now pending in any court, state or federal, relating to the judgment being challenged: Yes No (b) If your answer is "yes," provide the following information: (1) Name of court: _______________________________________________________ (2) Case number: _________________________________________________________ (3) Nature of proceeding: __________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ III. GROUNDS FOR RELIEF NOTICE TO THE PETITIONER: YOU MAY BE BARRED FROM PRESENTING ADDITIONAL GROUNDS IN A FUTURE POST -CONVICTION PETITION IF YOU FAIL TO PRESENT ANY GROUNDS THAT YOU COULD PRESENT HERE BUT DO NOT . THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY RAISED GROUNDS FOR RELIEF IN POST -CONVICTION PROCEEDINGS. EACH STATEMENT PRECEDED BY A LETTER CONSTITUTES A SEPARATE GROUND FOR POSSIBLE RELIEF . YOU SHOULD
RAISE IN THIS PETITION ANY OF THESE GROUNDS THAT APPLY AND ANY OTHER GROUNDS NOT LISTED THAT YOU MAY HAVE AVAILABLE .

DO NOT MERELY CHECK THE GROUNDS LISTED. IF YOU BELIEVE ANY OF THESE GROUNDS APPLY TO YOU , YOU MUST ALLEGE FACTS. THE PETITION WILL BE
RETURNED TO YOU IF YOU MERELY CHECK A GROUND AND FAIL TO LIST NECESSARY FACTS OR ATTACH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION .

(a) Conviction obtained by plea of guilty that was unlawfully induced or not made voluntarily with understanding of the nature of the charge and the consequences of the plea.
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(b) Conviction obtained by use of coerced confession. (c) Conviction obtained by use of evidence gained pursuant to an unconstitutional search and seizure. (d) Conviction obtained by use of evidence obtained pursuant to an unlawful arrest. (e) Conviction obtained by a violation of the privilege against self-incrimination. (f) Conviction obtained by the unconstitutional failure of the prosecution to disclose to the defendant evidence favorable to the defendant. (g) Conviction obtained by a violation of the protection against double jeopardy. (h) Conviction obtained by action of a grand or petit jury that was unconstitutionally selected and impaneled. (i) Denial of effective assistance of counsel. (j) Conviction under an unconstitutional statute or constitutionally protected conduct. (k) Denial of right to appeal. 15. State concisely every ground on which you claim you are entitled to post-conviction relief. Summarize briefly the facts supporting each ground. If necessary, you may attach additional pages stating additional grounds and facts supporting same. (a) GROUND ONE: _________________________________________________________ SUPPORTING F ACTS FOR GROUND ONE (state briefly without citing law or making argument): ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ (b) GROUND TWO: ________________________________________________________ SUPPORTING F ACTS FOR GROUND TWO (state briefly without citing law or making argument): ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ (c) GROUND THREE: _______________________________________________________ SUPPORTING F ACTS FOR GROUND THREE (state briefly without citing law or making argument): ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ (d) GROUND FOUR: _______________________________________________________ SUPPORTING F ACTS FOR GROUND F OUR (state briefly without citing law or making argument): ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

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______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 16. If any of the grounds listed above were not previously presented in any other court, state or federal, state briefly which grounds were not presented and your reasons for not presenting them: _______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 17. Give the name and address, if known, of each attorney who represented you in the following stages of the judgment being challenged. (a) Preliminary hearing: ___________________________________________________ (b) Arraignment and plea: _________________________________________________ (c) Trial: _______________________________________________________________ (d) Sentencing: __________________________________________________________ (e) Appeal: _____________________________________________________________ (f) Post-conviction proceeding: _____________________________________________ (g) Appeal from post-conviction proceeding: __________________________________ 18(a). Do you have any future sentence to serve after you complete the sentence imposed by the judgment being challenged? Yes No (b) If your answer is "yes" give the following information: (1) Name of court: ________________________________
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(2) Location: _____________________________________ (3) Case number: _________________________________ IV. REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS NOTICE TO THE PETITIONER: IF YOU DO NOT ATTACH THE REQUIRED COPIES OR PROVIDE AN EXPLANATION WHY YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THEM , THIS PETITION WILL NOT BE FILED AND WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU . YOU MAY THEN LOSE
YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A PETITION IF THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS EXPIRES BEFORE YOU FILE ANOTHER PETITION .

19. Attach a copy of the following documents to this petition or provide an explanation why you cannot provide the copies. (a) The judgment and commitment being challenged. (b) Any decision issued by an appellate court from the direct appeal. (c) Any previously-filed petition for post-conviction relief, and any decision issued as a result. (d) Affidavits, records, or other documentary evidence that support your claim. (e) An affidavit of impecuniosity and certificate from the Inmate Accounting Office, if you are requesting a waiver of the filing fee. (f) Memorandum of Points and Authorities. V. PETITIONER 'S VERIFICATION UNDER OATH STATE OF UTAH
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I, the undersigned petitioner, declare under penalty of perjury that the information I have provided in this petition is true and correct. ______________________________________________ SIGNATURE OF PETITIONER Subscribed and sworn to before me on: _________________ _______________________________________________ NOTARY PUBLIC Residing in: _____________________________________ My Commission Expires: __________________________
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VI. CERTIFICATION OF ATTORNEY (If petitioner is represented by attorney) I certify I am the attorney for petitioner, and that this petition complies with Rule 11, Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. _______________________________________________ SIGNATURE OF ATTORNEY

Name of Petitioner: ______________________________ Address: _______________________________________ _______________________________________________

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