The majority of people think that if a person is convicted of a crime, then they have committed that crime. However, the reality is that many innocent people go to prison for crimes they did not commit. Although many attorneys prepared for the trial, many defendants still fall victim to incorrect rulings. When this occurs, the defendant has only 30 days to hire an appeals lawyer and file an appeal.
purpose of an appeal is to determine if the lower court made an error
in any of its rulings. The appeal can either reverse the ruling or
have the court retry the case.
appeals process is fairly simple. Within 30 days of the criminal
will file a Notice of Appeal.
the Notice and all the paper has been filed by the appeals
the appellate court will review the decisions of the lower court and
make a ruling. Occasionally the
will be asked to present oral arguments in front of the court.
decision by the court is made by a panel of judges. A written notice
is then be sent to the lawyers stating their opinion.
appellate mediation is not available for criminal cases. It is only
available for civil cases. However, for civil cases, appellate
mediation provides a fast and reliable way for the parties to resolve
the issues amicably. If the parties cannot agree at the mediation,
then the appeal will continue with the appeals court.
appeals have a very short timeframe and should only be handled by a
licensed attorney. Halscott
is a licensed
attorney who handles criminal and civil appeals. If you or a family
member has been convicted of a crime, then contact an appeals
immediately to determine if the case can be appealed.
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