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Criminal appeals must be handled carefully

Criminal matters sometimes result in convictions that should never have happened. There are some instances in which the person who was wrongfully convicted might need to use the legal system to try to rectify the matter. This can often feel like an uphill battle without hope. We are here to help you pursue appeal options that are appropriate for your circumstances.

Criminal appeals are only appropriate in limited cases

People who are convicted of criminal actions might decide to find out if the case meets the requirement for an appeal. You might be surprised to know that very few cases do qualify. There are some specific points that must be present if you are going to appeal any criminal conviction or sentence.

Expungement versus appeal in criminal cases

Criminal cases can impact the entire future of the person who is facing the charges. It is necessary for anyone who is going through this situation to understand some of the differences in the types of proceedings that he or she might be able to go through. For some, the post-conviction process is a bit mystifying.

Your appeal depends on your initial case

Filing a criminal appeal requires that you have some knowledge about the process. When you are getting ready to file, you need to determine what points in your initial case you need to address. You have to realize that you aren't actually getting a new trial. Instead, the goal of an appeal is to have the court look at your case to determine if the decision in the case is valid based on the facts that were originally presented.

Procedures, deadlines and methodology matter in criminal appeals

The criminal appeals process is one that is very complex and involved. Trying to go into it without a good grasp of the ins and outs can put your freedom at risk. There are several things that you need to know when you are ready to launch a criminal appeal. We can help you learn what these are in your case.

Understand these points about a federal appeal

Some people who face criminal charges in federal court will end up needing to file an appeal of a conviction or sentence. The process for doing this is a very strict one that you need to be familiar with if you are planning to launch an appeal. There are several points that you need to know before you embark on the process.

Know what you are waiving as part of a plea bargain

A plea bargain is a good way for some defendants to get a criminal case taken care of. As part of the plea bargain, you are given some measure of control over the outcome of the case. You agree that you will plead guilty or no contest to criminal charges in exchange for a specific sentence or less serious charge.

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.

Scrutinize the case for reasons to appeal a conviction

As we recently discussed, you can't appeal a criminal conviction for any random reason. There are only certain things that are considered valid reasons for an appeal. We know that you might be curious about whether your case qualifies for an appeal or not. We can help you to determine this and help you learn about what you need to do.

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