Understanding NYC Criminal Appeals
New York City Criminal Attorney
The criminal appeals process is available to those convicted of a crime, and sentenced as a result, who wish to have their conviction appealed due to their innocence or errors in the trial process that may have caused unfair treatment or demonstrated bias. Those sentenced after pleading guilty may first require permission in order to file an appeal. Musa-Obregon & Associates has a deep knowledge and experience in the appeals process and are often asked to provide this service for other law firms.
Filing an appeal is just the beginning of a complicated legal process where the entire trial is examined in detail by an appellate court. Judges who are involved in reviewing trials for criminal appeals look for errors that may influence the verdict of the case and often disregard those errors that are they consider did not affect the outcome. This difficult process is time-consuming and takes great commitment to the client. A painstaking review of the case is necessary to determine its legitimacy. In cases of appeals, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows how the appeal process works and can file a compelling and well prepared appeal on your behalf.
Appeal Lawyer Serving New York City
Winning an appeal can result in a few different positive scenarios. In many cases, the prosecutor of an appealed case may offer the defendant a guilty plea for time served. While this is generally a good option for a guilty defendant to accept, some who insist upon their innocent prefer to have their case retried completely. In some conclusions, the appellate court determines that some elements of the examined case never should have been part of the trial to begin with and if those elements were an integral, necessary part of the case, a trial would not have taken place.
In these appeal cases, prosecutors may decide not to retry the case at all. It is important to remember that while each case is unique, what doesn't change is the right to justice. When the system breaks down and a wrongful conviction has been the result, every possible effort must be taken to seek to right this wrong. Regardless of the extenuating factors unique to your case, it is important to realize that you need an experienced and dedicated to your cause. Get a lawyer from the firm involved today and you will be able to rest easier knowing that your case, and therefore your future, has been placed into completely trustworthy and reliable hands.