If you have been convicted of a crime and feel that the ruling was unjust or in error, then you may be able to pursue justice through an appeal. An appeal is a proceeding in which a higher court reviews a case that has already been adjudicated. It is often a convicted individual’s last chance to get a favorable outcome in their case. Often times, errors or mistakes at trial go unnoticed or uncorrected and end up unfairly influencing the trial’s outcome. A defendant’s rights may also be violated before trial by the arresting officers, and even by their own attorney, if the attorney provides ineffective assistance at trial. If such a violation leads to a judgment against the defendant, then an appeal should be filed to get the judgment reversed.
Appeals must be filed soon after the judgment is entered, so if you are looking to appeal a judgment—whether it is a conviction, a sentence or both—then it is important that you contact a qualified attorney who is able to assist you in your appeals case right away. Many attorneys who try cases will not handle appeals. The Owens Law Firm handles cases at both the trial and appellate levels.
Fort Worth/Dallas Appellate Lawyer
There are many different things that can go wrong in a criminal case and provide grounds for an appeal. Your rights may have been violated by law enforcement officers during or after your arrest, the evidence against you may have been obtained illegally or mishandled, or the judge’s instructions to the jury may have contained mistakes. Whether you were convicted of a crime you did not commit or just feel that you weren’t given a fair trial, a competent appeals attorney can find and expose mistakes in the process and present a strong argument to the appellate court for getting the trial court’s judgment reversed. Experienced attorney David Owens is available to assist you if you are seeking to appeal a prior ruling in your criminal case. The Owens Law Firm will prepare and mount a vigorous defense that outlines the errors made in your previous case and employ all legal means possible to increase your chances of a new ruling that is just and beneficial to you.