Record Clearance in Daly City

A Guilty Verdict Is Not the End of the Story

If you have heard those weighty words, “We find the defendant guilty,” your heart probably dropped to your stomach. You likely wondered what your future held, and perhaps you feared years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. The good news is that a guilty verdict is not the end of your story. There are legal defense measures that a skilled Daly City criminal defense attorney can pursue even if the court has convicted you.

Some examples of post-conviction actions include:

  • An appeal
  • A state or federal level writ, such as Habeas Corpus
  • A special petition for a capital case
  • A request for a retrial or modification of the sentence

During a trial, there are often procedural and legal errors made that provide grounds for an appeal. At Buenaventura Law Firm, our board-certified criminal defense lawyer in Daly City can review every aspect of the case and quickly file an appeal if it is warranted. Swift action can make all the difference.

Time is of the essence when you need post-conviction relief. Don’t wait—call us at (650) 727-6508 right away.

Buenaventura Law Firm Aggressively Pursues Post-Conviction Relief

With nearly 25 years of experience in the field, we bring everything we have learned to your case. As a Certified Criminal Law Specialist and a death penalty qualified lawyer, Attorney Ray Buenaventura has handled simple misdemeanors to serious felonies from beginning to end, including capital murder, and has defended clients in more than 100 jury trials.

We know the importance of understanding every aspect of your case—from the evidence to the witnesses—as thoroughly as possible to develop the best post-conviction relief strategy. We leave no stone unturned. We are relentless and never stop until the legal process has been exhausted. Most of all, we hold the client-attorney relationship sacred. We know that mutual trust is necessary to defend a case successfully. We will fight for your rights until the very end.

Your conviction is not the end of the road. Contact Buenaventura Law Firm at (650) 727-6508 today for a free case consultation.


  • I have no doubt that whatever courtroom Ray is assigned to, it will not be his courtroom, but a courtroom of the people.

    - Kenneth L.

  • He is the ideal combination of knowledge and heart, making him an attorney that any client would be privileged to retain.

    - Sylvia P.

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