U. S. Supreme Court rules that juveniles sentenced to life can challenge retroactively.

“In Miller v. Alabama, 567 U. S. ___ (2012), the Court held that a juvenile convicted of a homicide offense could not be sentenced to life in prison without parole absent consideration of the juvenile’s special circumstances in light of the principles and purposes of juvenile sentencing.”

On January 25, 2016, the United State Supreme Court, in the case of Montgomery v. Louisiana has held that:  “Under this standard, and for the reasons explained below, Miller announced a substantive rule that is retroactive in cases on collateral review.”   Thus, if someone was convicted of a murder committed while under the age of 18, and sentenced to life, they now have a remedy to attack that sentence.  If you believe that this ruling applies to you, or someone you know, then please have that person contact prior counsel for relief, as soon as possible.  Or, contact our office for a free consultation.