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Oregon Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus

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Oregon Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus
Oregon Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus
Instructions for Filing a
Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus
in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
By a Person in State Custody (28 U.S.C. § 2254)
(1) To use this form, you must be a person who is currently serving a sentence under a judgment against you
in a state court. You are asking for relief from the conviction or the sentence.
(2) You may also use this form to challenge a state judgment that imposed a sentence to be served in the
future, but you must fill in the name of the state where the judgment was entered. If you want to challenge
a federal judgment that imposed a sentence to be served in the future, you should file a motion under 28
U.S.C. § 2255 in the federal court that entered the judgment.
(3) Legibility and Pleading Requirements: The petition must be typed or legibly handwritten on forms
supplied by the court. You must tell the truth and sign the form. If you make a false statement of a
material fact, you may be prosecuted for perjury. Answer all the questions. You do not need to cite law.
You may submit additional pages if necessary. If you do not fill out the form properly, you will be asked
to submit additional or correct information. If you want to submit briefs or arguments, you must submit
them in a separate memorandum which complies with the format requirements of the Local Rulou challenge. And you must state the facts that support each ground. If you fail to
set forth all the grounds in this petition, you may be barred from presenting additional grounds at
a later date.
(10) Capital Cases: If you are under a sentence of death, you are entitled to the assistance of counsel and
should request the appointment of counsel.
Oregon Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus
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