Current law has separate collateral relief sections for when a court orders an alternative sentence, probation, or community corrections. The bill combines collateral relief provisions into one section and authorizes a court to enter an order for collateral relief at the time of conviction of a defendant or any time thereafter. The bill requires a fingerprint-based criminal history record check only if the hearing is held after sentencing.
The bill adds the authority for a juvenile court to enter an order for collateral relief using the same process as criminal courts.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)