Appeal Attorney in Madison
Post-Conviction Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been convicted of a crime in Mississippi, you may be able to appeal the decision. It is possible an error occurred during your trial that resulted in an unfair outcome.
At The Coon Law Firm, PLLC, our Madison appeal attorney has years of experienced handling post-conviction matters. We can help you evaluate your case and determine if an appeal is acceptable for your situation and assist you in developing an effective strategy to challenge the legality of your conviction.
What Is an Appeal?
In Mississippi, those who have been convicted of a crime have the right to appeal. An appeal is a legal process in which the offender requests that a higher court review the decision made by a lower court. The argument made in the appeal is based on evidence that a legal error was made that affected the outcome of the trial.
The appellate court is responsible for looking into cases to see if the law was applied correctly and that the process was carried out properly. The process does not include a jury or any new witnesses, and typically does not permit new evidence. Instead, the court examines the facts as they were revealed in the trial court.
There are several reasons why the appellate court may rule that the original decision should be amended or reevaluated, including:
- Sentencing was given by a court without jurisdiction
- There is new evidence that demands the conviction be dismissed
- The plea made by the offender was involuntary
- The decision was made in a manner that violates the U.S. Constitution
- The punishment exceeded sentencing requirements
When you turn to The Coon Law Firm, PLLC, we will analyze court records and determine if you have a basis for an appeal. Our legal team will then guide you every step of the way through the complicated process and pursue justice.
How to File an Appeal
The first step in appealing a criminal conviction is to file a notice of an appeal, notifying the appellate court of your intention of requesting a trial review. You will also need to provide a written brief that presents legal arguments to prove that there was an error made by the trial court, which warrants a modification or reversal of the decision. For certain cases, an appellee’s lawyer may be required to appear before the court to present an oral argument.
Winning an Appeal
If the court of appeals finds that an error was made in the trial court that affected the outcome of the case, it can amend or overrule the decision. In most cases, if the appellee wins their appeal, the case will be remanded. That means the case will be sent back to the original trial court for additional proceedings.
Get a Lawyer Who Is Serious About Your Defense
At The Coon Law Firm, PLLC, we have an in-depth knowledge of the appellate process and can handle appeals at all levels of the Mississippi state and federal court system. If you believe there was an error made in your criminal court case, consult with our Madison appeal attorney right away. We are prepared to do everything possible to give you a second chance at freedom.
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