A criminal appeal defense is one that follows a criminal conviction in a lower trial court. If you are convicted of a serious crime, you may want to file a criminal appeal promptly after you hear your verdict. At Halscott Megaro PA, we can review your case to establish whether you have grounds to file an appeal for your criminal or civil case, such as if an error directly impacted the verdict.
In any criminal appeal defense, the point is to prove that the trial court made an error. In appellate courts, judges will not look at additional evidence or listen to witnesses. Instead, they are primarily concerned with how the lower civil or criminal court handled your case.
If you choose to appeal your case, we will conduct a full analysis of the proceedings that occurred from the time that you were charged with your offense. We will look into the trial and plea stages and evaluate the way that the court handled sentencing. If we notice that the court did something illegal or something contrary to policy of criminal law, we will highlight this in our briefs. When we present our brief to the appellate court, the court will look over the brief and make an informed decision as to whether or not your verdict should be amended.