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Criminal Appeals

Criminal Appeals

If you believe a verdict was reached based on an error in your case, you may have an opportunity to appeal with the help of an appeals lawyer. The appeals process means a higher court looks over your case that was handled by a lower court.

Owens Criminal Defense can help you decide if there are grounds for an appeal of your case. Although an appeal doesn’t mean you’ll get a new trial or jury, it does give the court a second chance to look at your case based on material error, attorney misconduct or even if your rights were violated.

We can help you file the appropriate type of appeal, fight for your rights and make every possible effort to seek a different outcome in your case.

How the Appeals Process Works

If you’ve been convicted of a crime, you may appeal to one of the Courts of Appeals. If the Court reviews your case and finds the verdict in good standing, you may not be able to appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeals, which is the highest court that can review your case. However, you may be able to request a review of your conviction.

The exception to this is if you have received the death penalty, in which case the appeal would be handled by the Court of Criminal Appeals without going to the Courts of Appeals first.

You may not qualify for bail while your appeal is being processed, particularly in cases where you’ve been convicted of a felony and are serving a sentence of 10 years or longer. The court may also deny bail on other grounds, based on your criminal history, flight risk and the nature of your crime.

Get a Free Consultation With an Appeals Lawyer

Filing an appeal comes with a deadline, so don’t hesitate to talk to an experienced appeals lawyer about your case today. Call us at (617)-992-1732 or 401-217-8087 or use our online contact form to submit your information and we’ll be in touch soon.

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Prosecutors fight with the weight of the state behind them. They are driven to prosecute. Our team is driven by our clients and their unique lives. Each has a family and a life to protect. We understand and empathize. We are on your side. We will fight the prosecution to the end- We are your fearless advocate.

Our strategy is to seize the initiative from the start, and never relent. What this means for you is that we will demand the government comply with the rules of criminal procedure and respect your constitutional rights. When the government fails to do so, we will file motions and put the government’s non-compliance before a judge. This strategy is what we call aggressive defense. This strategy over the years has proven to keep the government on the defensive and yields extremely favorable results.

We approach each case as if it is going to proceed to trial. This means we investigate the case fully and thoroughly to find all of the errors in the police reports. This is essential to developing our defensive theory. We will visit the alleged crime scene, speak with witnesses, research case law and statutes, file motions and argue the motions to a judge. It is through this process that we develop our theory of the case.

We are skilled and relentless trial attorneys. We have tried dozens of cases to a jury, including several murder cases. We have won Not Guilty verdicts, including Not Guilty in a murder trial where we used a self-defense theory. We will be prepared and ready for war should your case proceed to trial.

Please call us for a free consultation. We travel and fight in all courts. You will speak directly with our lead a attorney, not a legal assistant. We will discuss potential defenses to your case and we will describe how we can work together to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.