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Petition for Writ of Certiorari in State Circuit Court

After a person's extended supervision, probation, or parole has been revoked by an Administrative Law Judge after a hearing, the next step is to file an appeal to the Administrator of the Division of Hearings and Appeals. This appeal is usually handled by the same attorney who handled the hearing, but we also handle these types of appeals as well. If the Administrator denies the appeal, the next step is to file a petition for writ of certiorari in the circuit court.

A petition for writ of certiorari asks the circuit court to review the decision of both the Administrative Law Judge and the Administrator. The petition is due 45 days after the Administrator's decision. This deadline cannot be extended, so it is important to hire an attorney as soon as possible. The circuit court's review of the revocation proceedings is limited to the record (all of the paperwork admitted at the hearing) and determines only whether the Administrative Law Judge's decision was arbitrary, capricious, or contrary to law. If there is a problem that requires the court to consider information outside the record, then the proper proceeding is a petition for writ of habeas corpus.

Certiorari also can be used to challenge the imposition of prison discipline, the denial of release on parole, and many other administrative decisions affecting prisoners and those under supervision.
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