It is generally said that a person is innocent until proven guilty, but
that is not always the case. Even when a court finds a person to be guilty
of a crime, their fate is not necessarily sealed. When a person has been
convicted of a crime, they have the options to appeal the court decision
if it was made unfairly.
A Court's Verdict May Not Be Legal
An appeal can be filed if it can be argued that legal mistakes were made
that swayed the outcome of the trial. If a person decides to appeal their
crime, they must do so with an attorney.
There are some important steps that must be followed during the appeals process:
- File an appeal within 30 days of the original verdict that will explain
what in the trial is being appealed.
- Obtain the records of the trial, including the clerk's copy and the
- Work with an attorney to prepare a brief, which details the issues with
the original trial and provides legal evidence to support the claim.
- Prepare an oral argument to be presented to a panel of judges in a local
court of appeals.
- Wait for the decision from the judges that determines whether the appeal
An appeals case will not let any new witnesses speak or examine new evidence,
but will look at the existing court records. The higher court will look
at statements presented from the prosecution and the defense in order
to determine whether or not a legal precedent was breached and administer
a ruling from this information. If a person loses in the court of appeals,
they have the right to seek an appeal from an even higher court.
Every person has a right to a fair trial, and being wrongly convicted because
a trial did not uphold legal precedents should not be tolerated. If you
or a loved one are seeking to appeal a court decision made within the
last 30 days, waste no time in contacting the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC to begin