San Antonio Criminal Lawyer
Unfortunately, there are times when wrongful convictions have been handed down by a court or judge. If you or a loved one believes you have been wrongful convinced of a crime or feel there was some form of error or unfair aspect of your criminal proceedings that led to your unjust conviction, you do have rights. There are actions you can take.
One of those actions is to file an appeal. An appeal is a formal request to an appellate or superior court to change an official decision made by a lower court. An appeal is made when you, the appellant, feel the final decision rendered by the lower court was based on an unfair or erroneous application of law. If you wish to appeal to get your criminal conviction overturned, you can do so providing a final judgment has been reached by the lower court, and providing an appeal is warranted due to errors having been made during the original trial.
If you feel you have been wrongly convicted, contact an experienced attorney right away who will be able to represent you through the entire appeals process. The skilled lawyers at our firm are board-certified in criminal law, have a combined 40 years' experience in practice and are listed as some of the best criminal defense lawyers in San Antonio (as per S.A. Scene magazine for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011). Needless to say, we know what it takes to not only file an appeal but to get an appeal approved resulting in a reversed conviction, a reduced sentence or in some cases a new trial.
Your Right to Appeal
Although you are not guaranteed a right to appeal, it is advised that you contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who has experience in the appellate court system and who can review your case and advise you of your rights. Brandon Hudson and Douglas Daniel are strong
criminal defense attorneys with proven experience in the appeals process, who will work hard to protect you. Keep in mind that under most circumstances you will only have between 30 and 60 days to file an appeal after a final judgment has been handed down.