Written in layman's terms, this book provides prisoners an understanding that the courts don't want you to have. This book is not only an informative research guide it is also a plain terms resource manual. With this book, you will be armed with a unique understanding of the Habeas Corpus process used by both state and federal prisoners who seek relief in the United States district courts. This book is written to guide the convicted and their representatives through a complicated web of court rules, policies and statutes that have, throughout the years, been passed and utilized by Bar members to deny relief to even the innocent. This book is a continuation, of a long overdue effort, to make sense of the habeas corpus process in layman's terms. In this installment, to the series, you will learn how to advance through to appeal. You will be provided with the necessary filings to journey through the court of appeals, step-by-step, as you file a certificate of appealability, an opening brief, a reply, and a petition for rehearing. You will discover how the federal court rules are applied to cases along with the actual background practice of the courts personnel. You will receive tips concerning the actual practice rather than the fairy tale taught in law school. Writing this book has been a painstaking effort to prepare you for the next battle at hand. Although, you will find the court of appeals far less hostile than the district; you will also find that you will be held to a strict adherence to the rules. For that reason, I've included a complete listing of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure; The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Rules Governing 2255 in the district court; and the controlling statutes of title 28 that pertain to habeas corpus actions. You will also find that the format of this book is set in a style that's simple to follow. Every filing that's listed is immediately preceded by the instructions for its filing. If you begin at page one you can follow the appeal process from start to finish, covering every aspect rule-by-rule. Be aware that you are not alone in your quest for justice, many have fought and suffered as they battled the powers of evil. But, rest assured that the light at the end of the tunnel is not a train. You must study and arm yourself with knowledge; its only with an understanding of truth and right that will you achieve justice in a court enacted to produce convictions. For a public example of the lengths they will go, review district court case number 2:16-cv-709-RDP-HGD, in the Northern District of Alabama. Continue to study so you may prevail, remember chance favors a prepared mind.
About the Author
Kelly P. Riggs has throughout the years led a relatively unremarkable life. He was pleased with his life as a loving father to his children. Until it was redirected by a court operating under the guise of dispensing justice in Birmingham Alabama. His life has always been the product of choices which he learned from over the years. One of which included providing information to the F.B.I. in 2011. When Mr. Riggs reported that a D.E.A. agent was distributing drugs in his community of Birmingham Alabama He himself was harassed and ultimately arrested a year later. Mr. Riggs was offered the opportunity to change his testimony but refused. The United States Chief District judge freely admits that Mr. Riggs has an alibi defense but at sentencing stated that he would be imprisoned because "it was about time he learned to tell the truth". Mr. Riggs began his study of military law in 1986 with aspirations of becoming a J.A.G. lawyer. After over two years of intense correspondence study and hours under the scrutiny of various proctors Mr. Riggs discovered that the prospective oath required to continue was in conflict with his military oath, "...to defend the constitution..." and his own personal moral code. His choice to forego a career as a J.A.G. lawyer lead to an unprecedented career change. Mr. Riggs used the skills he learned in the Army to become a valuable asset in the electrical trade as a leader, problem solver, and teacher. Over the next two decades Mr. Riggs quietly continued his studies to satisfy his own desire to possess an intimate knowledge of the law and provided only limited assistance to those in the practice thereof. In the course of his assistance Mr. Riggs found himself ethically bound to report the corruption of public officials and federal agents, some of which are now under indictment. By May of 2012, Mr. Riggs was charged with a crime he didn't commit by the same Federal district he made his complaint in. See case no. 2:15-cv-8043-KOB, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. In the beginning of Mr. Riggs' service to his country he vowed to fight for those who couldn't fight for themselves. In this capacity, he here now vows to dedicate the remainder of his life to fight for justice by bringing awareness to the American People through his fiction and non-fiction writing concerning the law, government, and justice.