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.