2017 Wyoming Statutes
SECTION 7-14-101 - Definition of "this act"; commencement and conduct of proceedings.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 7-14-101 (2017)

7-14-101. Definition of "this act"; commencement and conduct of proceedings.

(a) As used in W.S. 7-14-101 through 7-14-108 "this act" means W.S. 7-14-101 through 7-14-108.

(b) Any person serving a felony sentence in a state penal institution who asserts that in the proceedings which resulted in his conviction there was a substantial denial of his rights under the constitution of the United States or of the state of Wyoming, or both, may institute proceedings under this act. The proceeding shall be commenced by filing with the clerk of the court where the conviction occurred a petition verified by affidavit. A copy of the petition shall be served by the inmate on the Wyoming attorney general by certified or registered mail. The clerk shall docket the petition upon receipt and bring it promptly to the attention of the court.

(c) Unless otherwise inconsistent with the provisions of this act, proceedings under this act shall be conducted pursuant to the Wyoming Rules of Civil Procedure and the Wyoming Rules of Evidence, except:

(i) Any evidentiary hearing shall be conducted before the court without a jury; and

(ii) Rules 3, 4, 14, 22, 23, 24, 38, 39, 40.1, 42, 47, 48, 51, 55, 59 and 64 through 71.1 of the Wyoming Rules of Civil Procedure shall not apply to proceedings under this act.

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