If successful at the habeas corpus hearing, Simpson could be granted a new trial for charges related to an incident in which the former football star tried to reclaim memorabilia he claims was stolen from him.
Simpson, 65, is currently serving a 33-year prison sentence, and he will be eligible for parole after nine years.
In court filings, Simpson accuses his former attorney Yale Galanter of failing him in numerous ways.The football legend says former attorney gave bad advice, which led to his arrest and conviction for armed robbery.
When asked if Simpson planned to use weapons her replied “absolutely not, weapons were never part of the plan.”
Defense lawyers argued that he was trying to recover property that was rightfully his. Simpson has said he didn’t know that the five men who accompanied him to the Palace Station hotel had guns. But he was convicted in the gunpoint robbery and kidnapping of two sports memorabilia dealers.
Simpson hopes that Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell will void his convictions and grant him a second chance in court. The hearing is expected to last a week.