type of appeal that an individual can file in federal court to allege that your
captivity violates federal law called as Habeas corpus. Whether you are a federal
or state prisoner, a federal habeas appeal claims that your captivity is illegitimate
because your trial, arrest, or sentence violated federal law. This would be correct
if any feature of your trial, arrest or actual sentence violated a U.S. Constitution,
treaty, or the federal statute.