The criminal justice system in our country is not infallible. Judges and juries can make mistakes, convicting innocent people and imposing harsh penalties not aligned with the criminal charges. Fortunately, if the system has failed you, there is still an opportunity to fight for the justice you deserve. With the help of a highly skilled criminal appeals lawyer, you may be able to overturn your conviction.
A trial and an appeal are two different beasts, and not every trial lawyer is equipped to address the details of an appeal. During a trial, evidence and facts are presented to help the judge make his or her determination. During the appellate process, no new facts may be presented. An appeals judge bases his or her final ruling on arguments of whether or not the law was improperly applied by the trial judge.
In order to excel at criminal appeals, a lawyer must be able to pour through the minute details of the trial proceeding and identify opportunities for re-examination. A skilled appellate lawyer must also have a strong command of complex criminal laws in order to prove that the trial judge incorrectly applied those laws in rendering a guilty verdict.
Our attorneys handle complex appellate matters that other lawyers are not equipped to address. Our work begins with an in-depth conversation with each client. We want to hear your side of the story. We will go over the facts of the case and evidence presented by both sides. Once we have a high-level overview, we then dig deep into the legal details of the trial transcripts and ruling of the court. Our lawyers have a solid grasp of criminal laws as well as legal interpretations of those laws. If the trial court got it wrong, we will find the evidence to prove it. We will also look into any improper/unjust action taken by your trial lawyer, the judge or the jury, which would have unfairly impacted your case.
Our Texas lawyers can help protect your rights during any type of criminal appeal, such as:
If you received an unfair verdict at trial, an appeal can bring the justice you deserve. Contact our Houston criminal appeal attorneys to learn how we can help.
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