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Understanding California Appeal Cases

When justice has not been served and an individual is wrongly convicted or when they did not receive a fair trial, they have the opportunity to file an appeal to seek to have the conviction overturned. The law allows for an appeal when there is cause to believe that there was any type of jury misconduct, illegal actions by a prosecution team, or other serious error or illegal act that could have affected the outcome for the individual on trial.

It is an opportunity under the law for a wrongly convicted individual to seek justice. All cases will have some error, but the question in an appeal will be whether those errors could have led to an unfair judgment. A California appeals lawyer from the Law Offices of Grech & Packer provides the skilled address to all types of appeals, both at the state and federal level.

California Law Appeals Process

When you are convicted, it is important to make a timely appeal of the conviction to an appellate court. Your attorney writes a brief explaining why your original trial was not fair and sends a copy to the appellate court and to the prosecutor. Then your attorney appears at a hearing on the appeal and presents oral argument on why your conviction should be reversed. The appellate court judges may ask questions of your attorney and the prosecutor. Once the hearing is over, the appellate court judges will resolve among themselves whether to affirm the lower court decision or to reverse it and order a new trial.

Do You Need to Appeal a Verdict?

When an appeal is successful, there are a variety of possible outcomes. The case may go back to court for another trial; in other cases the conviction is fully overturned and the individual is free of the burden of the courts, or another trial. There are also cases in which the conviction included unfair punishment that went beyond what is allowed under law.

When an appeal is filed it may provide the opportunity to negotiate on behalf of the convicted individual. Each individual case has its own specific and unique evidence and circumstances and requires a professional to address the case with an insightful review of every aspect of the case to determine the best course of action.

It is vital that any appeal is immediately addressed; there is a short period of time in which to file before you will lose the opportunity to do so. Our legal team has extensive experience in filing criminal appeals and is often contacted by other firms to assist in drafting their motions and writs in appeals. You can take advantage of our experience and professionalism directly when you need to appeal a conviction.

Filing for an Expungement in California

A criminal conviction can negatively affect your ability to be accepted into a higher learning program or may disqualify you from certain jobs. If you have made a mistake in the past, you may think there is no way to erase it and move on. However, expungement is a tool that is available to some people. By taking advantage of this, you could get your criminal record cancelled. When you fill out job applications, you would be able to state that you do not have a criminal record. The employer will not be able to deny you a job or a promotion based on your past. However, there are some stipulations on an expungement. First, you would have had to served your probation and followed all the terms of your probation. However, even if there were some probation violations, you still may be able to qualify with the help of a skilled California appeals attorney.

Get the Help of an Appeals Attorney California

Our firm assist in all types of appeals and related legal matters, including but not limited to matters of:

We provide service to many law firms and you can view sample appellate briefs, or get help on appeals for lawyers, writs for lawyers, and in drafting quality complex motions for lawyers. In any post conviction matter, including state or Supreme Court appeals, our firm has the exceptional qualifications and experience required in these very difficult and important legal issues.

Powerful Representation for Your CA Appellate Case

Law Offices of Grech & Packer is a seasoned appellate law firm skilled in appearing before California appellate courts. Mr. Grech has more than 30 years of legal experience and is certified by the State Bar as a criminal law specialist, a recognition given to only a few criminal lawyers in the state. Furthermore he is ranked "AV" by the national law directory Martindale Hubbell which means that fellow lawyers view him as preeminent in the field.

We have extensive experience in the appellate process and help many other firms in preparing an appeal for a wrongfully convicted client. We are committed to providing high quality, personal service to our clients. We know that this is a tough time for you and that you are under a lot of stress. We will fight for you aggressively and intelligently.

Contact a appeals attorney California from our firm for immediate assistance in a variety of matters related to appeals.

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