A. With very narrow and limited statutorily created exceptions, no application for post-conviction relief, including applications which seek an out-of-time appeal, shall be considered if it is filed more than two years after the judgment of conviction and sentence has become final. Therefore, it is critical that a person desiring to file an application for post-conviction relief retain experienced counsel as soon as possible after the conviction and sentence become final, or as soon as the facts upon which the claim is predicated are discovered, so that a valid ground for post-conviction relief does not become time barred.
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