How To Appeal A Conviction
Have you been convicted of a crime? The Nolan Law Firm has experienced appellate attorneys who will help you appeal your conviction. If you have been convicted of a crime, you have a right to a direct appeal.
There are time limits for when you must file your appeal, so contact The Nolan Law Firm today to speak with an experienced appeals attorney to help you appeal your conviction.
What Is An Appeals Attorney?
An appellate attorney has experience conducting criminal appeals. There are lots of attorneys, but only an attorney who has experience in appellate law will be able to help you effectively appeal your conviction.
Why Do I Need An Appeals Attorney?
If you have been convicted of a crime, you could be facing stiff penalties, including fines, jail time and loss of your rights. A conviction does not mean your case is over. You have a right to an appeal, but you need an experienced appellate attorney to help you.
Our attorneys know the applicable laws and how to effectively defend your rights. You need an appeals attorney who can review your case, the evidence against you and how your trial was conducted. Any infringement on your rights is grounds for an appeal, but only an experienced appellate attorney will know where to look and how best to conduct your appeal.
Legal Grounds For An Appeal
Here are common scenarios that can create the basis for an appeal:
- The defendant received inadequate legal counsel.
- The defendant accepted a plea deal. This can easily happen when a prosecutor “overcharges” the defendant, and he or she does not know they can fight it.
- There was not enough evidence to justify the verdict.
- The lower court made a serious legal error or abused its power when making a ruling.
Whatever the facts are in your situation, The Nolan Law Firm will thoroughly analyze your case and explain your legal options.