Following a criminal conviction and usually after attempting direct appeal, convicted individuals can request a postconviction collateral appeal if they have reason to argue that the original conviction was flawed or invalid.
Postconviction Collateral appeal Term Timeline in Just Mercy
The timeline below shows where the term Postconviction Collateral appeal appears in Just Mercy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7: Justice Denied
...Michael file a Rule 32 petition, which would allow them to move directly to a postconviction collateral appeal . At this point, they determine they need access to all of the police, prosecution,... (full context)