Post-conviction Procedure Act

Post-conviction Procedure Act
A uniform law which provides that a person convicted of a crime and incarcerated under sentence of death or imprisonment who claims that his sentence was imposed in violation of the United States Constitution or the Constitution or laws of the state, or that the sentencing court had no jurisdiction, or that the sentence exceeds the authorized maximum, or that the sentence is otherwise subject to collateral attack upon any ground of error previously available under a writ of habeas corpus or of coram nobis or other common-law or statutory remedy, may institute a proceeding under the act to set aside or correct the sentence, which proceeding comprehends and takes the place of all other common-law and statutory remedies previously available and is to be used exclusively in lieu thereof. 18 Am J2d Coram Nobis § 30.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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