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Columbus Criminal Appellate Lawyer

Need to Appeal a Conviction? You Have Limited Time!

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!

Call our skilled Columbus criminal defense attorneys at (614) 707-4239 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.

Am I Eligible to File a Criminal Appeal?

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

  • Error in the law used
  • Inadequate representation of the defendant
  • Improper instruction of the jury
  • Insufficient evidence used against the defendant
  • Use of illegally obtained evidence during the trial

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.

Don't Give Up — Let Us Work on Your Appeal!

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.

Hear From Our Happy Clients

Reviews & Testimonials

At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    “As stress free as it can be”
    A criminal case can be very stressful. The Meranda Law Firm can help you with this process. Zack is there to make sure that you get the best personal one on one help you can get. So you don't get pushed around in the system. Takes all the worry out of your case. Very down to earth guy. Easy to talk too. Without Zack I don't know where I would be right now. Thanks Zack; can't tell you how much I appreciate the help you gave me. If you are looking for a lawyer that can take the stress out of your case Zack is your guy
    - Jeff w
    “Great Representation”
    There are three reasons I recommend Zachuary Meranda if you are arrested for DUI. First off, he is a straight shooter. Never did he sugar coat my situation. Second, he handled everything while keeping me informed and walked me through everything as it progressed. Third, he got me the result- NO DUI!!! Thanks Zak!
    - Shane Dolen
    “Excellent job!”
    We are very appreciative of the efforts put forth by Zach Meranda. The outcome was positive and he made us feel secure in an out of control situation. Felt glad to have him defending us and having his common sense approach to our case. We would recommend his services to anyone in need.
    - Anonymous
    “I Highly Recommend The Meranda Law Firm”
    I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. I've had other attorneys and Zach is the only one that actually knew my case and put a lot of time and effort into making sure the outcome was good, which it definitely was. I really think he is one of the best attorneys & I highly recommend him to anyone that needs legal help.
    - Payton R
    “Great work!!”
    Zach Meranda was a real attorney with a no bull shit strategy!!! But he won my criminal case even when the odds were against me and I thank him and his associates!!
    - Pfeifer
    “Great Job”
    Zach did a great job representing me. He worked hard to take care of me in my case. If I ever need a lawyer again, I'll definitely give him a call first.
    - Rod
    “Great Attorney”
    Zach is a great attorney. He has represented me twice and both times I got positive results. If you need an attorney call The Meranda Law Firm, he's the best.
    - Frances Benson
    “An Attorney That Will Give You His All!”
    Zach is incredibly professional and will work as hard as he can for you, no matter how big or small your case is. He shows genuine concern and interest in his client and the situation. He is straight forward and honest. Zach was the third attorney on my case and the only one that actually took the time to become familiar with my case. He was not intimidated as my previous attorneys were and his competency resulted in my case ending in a very satisfying outcome.
    - Rylan Burrie

Have Questions?

We Have Answers!
  • What should I do if my child was arrested?
    No parent wants their child to have to go through an ordeal like being arrested. When these situations do occur, it can be difficult to determine what the best course of action would be. The juvenile justice system is different from the adult justice system and so it is important that you have a legal representative who understands the juvenile system and can help you get through this time. Whether your child has been accused of DUI, a drug crime, a misdemeanor, or a felony, you will be able to have peace of mind knowing that we are there helping you every step of the way.
  • Can I afford a criminal defense attorney?
    Another question you will have to consider when deciding which defense lawyer to handle your case is whether or not you can afford it. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, we want to be able to provide reasonable rates to our clients so that you can get the help you need. In order to give you an idea of how much it will be, we will meet with you in a free consultation and discuss what kind of fees you could expect.
  • How do I appeal my conviction?
    What should you do if you have already been convicted of a crime and have received your sentence? If you believe that justice was not served, your first step should be to contact our firm to see if we could help you appeal your case. Not every attorney takes on appeal cases they can be more complex and time-consuming than other cases. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, however, we are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients, no matter how difficult the case. If you want us to look over your case, please contact our team as soon as possible.

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