The HCRC cannot provide legal advice to the public.
If you need legal help, visit the California Courts Self-Help Center for resources on a broad range of topics and in a number of languages.
By law, the Habeas Corpus Resource Center represents only persons sentenced to death in California in cases in which the HCRC has been appointed by the California Supreme Court or the federal court. The HCRC is unable to provide representation or offer legal advice to those with non-capital sentences or to death-sentenced individuals to whose cases the HCRC has not been appointed. Those individuals with sentences other than death sentences seeking information about the state and federal habeas corpus processes may find the following resources useful.
Attorneys appointed to represent a California death-row inmate in capital post-conviction proceedings can register for access to the Habeas Corpus Resource Center's online resources. Below are other relevant resources.