Appealing Your Criminal Conviction
If you have been convicted and need assistance in determining if you have a viable basis to file an appeal, we can help. With more then 35 years of experience in the criminal courtroom, on both sides of the aisle, our criminal appellate attorneys know how to build a successful appeal, examining everything from the pre-trial motions through the closing arguments. We also examine whether an appeal is the correct type of proceeding to pursue. Sometimes, instead of an appeal, it is more appropriate to file a Motion for Reconsideration, a Post-Conviction Relief Petition (PCR), or a Habeas Corpus Petition.
The attorneys at Bailey & Orozco, LLC, understand the verdict or ruling you receive at trial does not necessarily mean your case is over. In many circumstances, it is likely that you can reverse the court's decision by filing a timely appeal.
Was there a mistake in your trial? Were you treated unfairly? Contact our Newark, New Jersey law offices at 866-919-6193 for a free consultation. We represent clients in municipal, state and federal appeals.
You cannot file an appeal just because you were found guilty. There must be a legal basis for appealing the trial decision. Evidence must be presented that demonstrates a legal error or mistake occurred during your trial. Grounds for filing an appeal can include:
- A motion to suppress evidence was improperly denied and the prosecutor used the evidence to convict you
- A motion to suppress your statement to the police was improperly denied and the statement was used against you by the prosecutor
- A motion to dismiss the indictment or certain charges was denied when it should have been granted, requiring you to either plea or go to trial to defend yourself
- Unqualified experts testified for the State; or, a qualified defense expert was prevented from testifying on your behalf
- Prior to the trial, evidence disappeared; or, was tampered with prior to trial and therefore tainted, and the Court allowed it to be used against you
- New evidence appeared and was not disclosed by the prosecutor prior to trial; or, it was admitted at trial over the objection of the defense
- The trial court's jury charge was wrong and the error is too significant to be viewed as a harmless error by the Appellate Court
- The sentence imposed by the Court was illegal; or, imposed sentencing conditions beyond those authorized by statute
- Improper comments were made by the prosecutor to the jury during the trial, or in the summation, which caused the jury to become unfairly biased towards you
The lawyers at our firm have significant experience handling appeals in state and federal appellate courts. They carefully analyze trial transcripts, court records and other related documents to determine if the decision in your case can be overturned or reversed.
New Jersey Lawyers You Can Turn To
Whether we have represented your case from day one or you are in search of experienced, effective appellate counsel, we are prepared to assist you. Any court. Any crime. Any time. We are ready to defend you. Contact us at 866-919-6193. Se habla español ▪ Nós falamos o português ▪ Si parla italiano