FILING FOR POST CONVICTION RELIEF
Any person convicted of a crime may, pursuant to the rules governing the courts of the State of New Jersey, file through the Criminal Records Office, a petition for Post-Conviction relief. The petition must contain a verified petition and cite the grounds for the relief sought.
Contents of the petition verification and the grounds for relief are covered in Court Rule 3:22. From these rules, the convicted party will clearly know when and when not to petition for relief.
Any convicted person who is seeking a petition for Post-Conviction Relief on any grounds other than an illegal sentence, must file within five (5) years as stated in Court Rule 3:22-12.