Following a conviction for a criminal offense, you may feel there was an injustice done or that errors were committed in your defense. The good news is that you have legal options to pursue a just outcome. Even if your case resulted in a ruling you are not happy with, don't give up hope!
Contact our skilled Columbus criminal defense attorneys to learn more about appealing your case today!
Not all law firms are ready to take on the meticulous work necessary to review your case for the appeals process. The time available to file an appeal after a conviction is very limited, so make sure to reach out to The Meranda Law Firm LTD right away to get started on your appeal. With more than 15 years of experience and insight, we can quickly work to discover a new legal strategy for your case and present a strong argument for an appeal on your behalf.
Since appeals courts are considered intermediate-level appellate courts, their main function is to hear appeals from common pleas and municipal and county courts. Each case that is heard is decided by a panel of three judges. However, no new evidence can be presented in an appeal, only evidence that the case was mishandled or a ruling was not correct.
Criminal appeals can be filed on the basis of
The decision of a judge or jury in your criminal trial is by no means final. You have the right to file an appeal to ensure that you get a fair ruling in your case.
The procedure surrounding appeals law is different than a traditional trial, so you will need experienced legal assistance when pursuing this avenue. There is no "discovery" in appellate law, but the facts presented are limited to evidence, testimony, and procedural issues from your original trial.
When you need the work of an attorney who is not only well-versed in criminal defense matters but also appellate procedure, you can count on the team at The Meranda Law Firm LTD. Experienced in a broad legal scope and committed to personal service and intimate communication, we are well-prepared to continue your legal efforts deep into the appeals process. We know that your freedom and future are at direct stake and will work diligently towards an overturn of your conviction.
Guilty verdicts are never the end of the line. Contact us to speak with a Columbus appeals attorney during a free consultation.