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Criminal Appeals

There are some cases in which a defendant may feel that justice was not served. Whether due to a legal concern or a suspicion of misconduct, criminal appeals can offer an opportunity to revisit a case or judgment.

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Glisson & Morris

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5
8 years in practice
Animal Bites, Auto Accidents, Brain Injury, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Defense
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Priscilla Forsyth Law

Google rating
3.8
30 years in practice
Criminal Appeals, Criminal Defense
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Attorneys of Idaho

Google rating
5
6 years in practice
Animal Bites, Auto Accidents, Brain Injury, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Defense
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Righting Judicial Wrongs

In order to qualify for a criminal appeal, a grounds must be stated that justifies why the appellate court should take on the case. Examples of grounds include ineffective counsel, juror misconduct, and legal error.

Ineffective Counsel

Under supreme court precedent, all citizens are entitled to a competent attorney. If there is some kind of egregious malpractice that led to a conviction and that malpractice can be proven, an appeals court may accept that the counsel provided was ineffective and a retrial or dismissal of the case may be implemented.

Juror Misconduct

Jurors are individuals who are chosen to serve on a jury. They are meant to be an impartial panel of peers who are above influence.from the outside world. If, for any reason, it is suspected that a juror has been tampered with in any way, an appellate court may reverse the criminal conviction.

Legal Error

The broadest category of criminal appeal, legal error refers to any potential issue with the application or interpretation of the law. If the appellate court finds that a claim of legal error is justified, they will reverse or decrease the severity of the charge.

Giving You The Advocacy You Deserve

If you have been charged with a crime and are seeking an appeal, you will need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. A private defense attorney is able to focus completely on your case and devote far more attention to your case than a public defender would be able to.

In order to achieve this best outcome, however, you will need an attorney who has the expertise and resources to take your case all the way. That’s why you should contact Attorney at Law. By partnering with AAL, you will be able to avoid slogging through the quagmire of unscrupulous lawyers looking to exploit your case.

At AAL, we only partner with the best firms in your area, helping you find the best attorney for your case. Don’t wait, contact AAL today to be matched with skilled and experienced attorneys in your area who practice criminal law.

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Criminal Appeals Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a criminal appeal?

A criminal appeal is a request to a higher court to examine the ruling of a lower court. Criminal appeals are most commonly sought after in order to demonstrate some error or flaw that led to an individual’s conviction that, if corrected, should set that individual free.

2. What is the purpose of a criminal appeal?

A criminal appeal seeks to overturn the results of a lower court’s decision. Usually this is to address some procedural error in a lower court’s decision whether that is a misinterpretation of the law or an error in judicial discretion.

3. Are there any limitations to criminal appeals?

A right to an appeal is not often guaranteed and must be granted by an appellate court. Usually only in death penalty cases are individuals automatically granted an appeal. All criminal defendants convicted by a judge or jury at a trial have a right to appeal the conviction. Prosecutors can never appeal a decision because of the constitutional protection from double jeopardy. 

Once an appeal has been granted, the individual must state a grounds for the appeal. Grounds for an appeal include claiming legal error, ineffectiveness of counsel, or juror misconduct. At least one of these claims must be proven before the results of a case can have its sentence reduced or dismissed.

4. Who can help me with criminal appeals?

There are some individuals who may work for nonprofits, and the first criminal appeal can come with a public defender. However, for the best possible results, it is recommended that a private criminal defense attorney be retained to fully concentrate solely on the individual case.

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