Appealing a case involves many moving parts. This time-consuming process includes additional research beyond that which was conducted in the original case, a particular and thorough knowledge of the law, and the capacity to coherently explain your situation to a judge. To say the least, appellate work is an extremely labor-intensive process.
This is why not all attorneys can or will do appellate work. If you are seeking an appeal, then you should be looking for an attorney with a strong record with appeals cases. Additionally, not all appeals are handled in the same court that the original case was tried in. Therefore, you should also make sure that your attorney is admitted to practice in a variety of state and federal courts.
Although winning an appeal is difficult, it is not impossible. If you feel that justice was not served or that you did not get a fair trial, it is important to take action as soon as you can. The longer you wait after your original conviction the more difficult it will be to appeal your case successfully. Take action as soon as possible and seek out the advice of an experienced appellate attorney.
Our philosophy is that successful appellate work requires detailed knowledge of three things: the client, the case, and the law. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we can help you challenge and shorten your sentence, present new evidence in your case even though it has settled, or even reverse the outcome of your case.
We also believe that clients deserve the type of personalized experience that only a small practice can provide. We don’t pass cases on to junior attorneys or paralegals after signing you on. We are very selective in the appeals cases we take on and are committed to giving each case the attention it deserves.
Individuals seeking an appeal are trying to rectify the negative outcome that they experienced in their original case. They may feel that the legal system is inherently unfair and be cynical or discouraged about the likelihood of a positive outcome. If this sounds like you, then you are not alone. Many appeals clients feel that way.
It is important that your appeals attorney not only seeks a positive resolution to your case, but also tries to restore your faith in the criminal justice system. If the legal system has failed you, then we are dedicated to seeking justice on your behalf. If you are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Cleveland appellate attorney, then contact us as soon as possible to discuss your case and the options that may be available to you.