top of page

Post-Conviction Unit

In 2022, CCPD created the Post-Conviction Unit. This unit serves clients, after conviction, in the following circumstances:


  1. Penal Code section 1172.6 felony murder/voluntary manslaughter resentencing;

  2. Penal Code sections 3051, 3051.1, and 4801 youthful offender and Franklin hearing;

  3. Penal Code section 1172.1 prosecution initiated resentencing and CDCR resentencing recommendations;

  4. Penal Code sections 1172.7 and 1172.7 illegal drug and prison prior resentencing;

  5. Penal Code section 1170.91 veteran’s resentencing;

  6. Penal Code sections 1473.7 and 1016.5 vacatur/immigration relief;

  7. Board of Parole Hearings preparation; and

  8. Conviction Integrity.

Our team includes attorneys, investigators, social workers, and administrative support providing holistic representation to those previously convicted and sentenced in Contra Costa County. 


If you have a prior Contra Costa County conviction and would like an assessment of eligibility in the above circumstances, please contact our office via email at

Picture of Public Defenders standing on the courthouse steps with "Black Lives Matter to Public Defenders" Banner



Immigration Law



Juvenile Justice



bottom of page