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Criminal appeals can sometimes come after a conviction

Criminal cases are some that don't come with any guarantees. There are some instances in which you might take your case to trial and it doesn't turn out anything like you expected it to. While this is certainly upsetting, there are some instances in which it might be necessary to file a criminal appeal. We can review the circumstances of your case to help you determine what options you have.

You can't appeal a criminal conviction just because you don't agree with it. Instead, there are four specific grounds for appeals that can be the basis for appeals. Unless one of these is present, your case isn't likely going to go anywhere. These include:

  • Claiming ineffective counsel based on the Sixth Amendment
  • The evidence doesn't support the verdict
  • The lower court made a plain, or serious, error
  • The lower court made an errant ruling due to abuse of discretion

We know that this might seem mystifying, but we are here to help you learn what you might be able to do regarding your conviction. The fact here is that the criminal appeal process can be a long one, so you can't think of this as a quick way to enjoy freedom.

It is imperative that you think carefully about what you claim in the appeal. Specific procedures and rules apply to these cases. Becoming familiar with what is entailed with each appellate court can help you make your plan for handling the appeal. We are here to help you with each step of the appeals process if there is a valid basis for this in your case.

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