CRIMINAL APPEALS POST CONVICTION
If you are tried and convicted of a crime in a trial court, that is not always a final verdict in your case. You are within your legal rights to appeal your case. This means that once you appeal your case, it will be reviewed by a higher court for legal errors and or misinterpretations of the law that were made at the trial level. An Appellate court may then reverse or modify a determination if they find plausible errors. An Appellate court is different from a trial court in that there is no jury at the appellate level. An appeal is simply an oral or written argument submitted to the judge or judges handling your case, in order for them to review any errors they may have made at the trial level.
A court may grant an appeal for many errors including but not limited to:
Error in the Jury Selection Process
Failure to Disclose Favorable Evidence
Improper Identification of the Accused
Improper Jury Instruction
Legality of Arrest
Validity of the Indictment
Violation of the Code of Criminal Procedure
Violation of the Rules of Evidence
The appellate process can be complicated. An Appellate court will not allow new witnesses or evidence. The Appellate courts determine an appeal based on convincing arguments showing probable cause that there were errors in the trial’s procedure or the Judge’s interpretation and deliverance of the verdict with regard to your case.
If you or someone you know would like to appeal at the State or Federal level, it is always best to have an experienced attorney by your side.
Don’t Fight Your Charges Alone
At Zuniga Law Offices, we can evaluate the multiple factors surrounding your charges and
develop a tailored defense plan specific to your case. As a Houston drug crime lawyer, I
possess the knowledge to identify the most effective defense strategy for your situation.
Additionally, I offer comprehensive support and guidance at every stage of the process.
Call 713-DRUG LAW (378-4529) now for your free consultation.