- Denial of a Federal or New Jersey constitutional right;
- The court lacked the jurisdiction to sentence you;
- Your sentence was excessive and did not adhere to the law under which sentence was imposed;
- Any other grounds for a collateral attack upon your conviction by habeas corpus or any other common-law or statutory remedy.
Some examples of a consitutional violation include:
- Prosecutorial misconduct–failure to provide your criminal defense attorney with evidence that is considered exculpatory;
- Juror misconduct–a juror failed to reveal he or she knew you, was biased against you, or lied about his or her own criminal record, or conducted an independent investigation;
- Your attorney failed to advise you of a substantial conflict of interest in representing you; or
- Ineffective assistance of counsel–Your attorney handled your defense in a particularly egregious fashion.