Please complete this form in its entirety and submit to our office for review of your conviction. Be sure to include copies of any documents that support your application/claims. Do not send original documents.
Where applicant, you or your is indicated, the information needs to be about the person seeking to have
a conviction reviewed by our office. If the person completing this application is not the convicted person,
please indicate that and complete the section.
The Conviction Integrity Section (CIS) only accepts cases for review where the following apply:
Please keep in mind the following. The CIS is not reviewing lawful sentences. The CIS is not reviewing
affirmative defenses, claims, or evidence that was previously considered by and presented to the original
finder of fact (jury or judge). For example, we will not review cases of self-defense, or consent versus rape.
Conviction Integrity Section Resources
If you choose not to fill out the form online, the below link provides a PDF form that can be downloaded for submission to the CIS by email or US postal mail:
Conviction Integrity Section
Criminal Law Division – PA Office of Attorney General
16th Floor – Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120
The CIS will confirm receipt of each application. After a preliminary review, the applicant will be notified in writing if their application does or does not warrant further review.
Do not staple, tape, etc., documents together. Do not send original documents as CIS will not return and/or indefinitely retain any documents.