While lawyers and judges try to ensure the law is properly applied, they can sometimes make mistakes in an investigation or during trial. When this happens, you can appeal your case to Georgia Court of Appeals or Georgia Supreme Court to reverse the conviction. The appellate court doesn’t question the verdict, hear new evidence, or re-try the evidence. It just reviews your case to make sure no errors were made.
You have a limited amount of time to file for a motion for a new trial or appeal, and the appeals process can be difficult, complex and time consuming. The Law Firm of Caryn S. Fennell understands the complexities of the appeal process. Our criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience in writing appeals and arguing the law before state appellate courts.If you believe you have been wrongfully convicted of a crime and are considering an appeal, call the Law Firm of Caryn S. Fennell today. Our legal team can help you appeal your case to receive the best possible outcome.
The State Appeals Process in Georgia
When filing an appeal, our criminal defense attorneys will go through trial transcripts and then submit a written brief detailing the errors or negligence, and how it affected the outcome of your trial. Some factors that could have affected your case include:
- Procedural errors
- Faulty jury instructions
- Sufficiency of the evidence
- Expert admission
- Proper legal interpretation
- Improperly admitted testimony
While the Court of Appeals sometimes summon the attorneys to present oral arguments, they often make the ruling based on the trial documents and written appellate briefs. The Court of Appeals will then issue one of the following rulings:
- Affirm the verdict
- Modify the court decision
- Vacate the lower court decision
Experienced Criminal Appeals Lawyer Fighting For You
If you believe you have grounds for an appeal, contact the Law Firm of Caryn S. Fennell today. Some of the types of criminal appeal cases we handle include:
- White Collar Crimes
- Drug Crimes
- Internet Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- Property Crimes
Discuss Your Case At A Free Consultation
If you believe you have been wrongfully convicted of a crime, call the Law Firm of Caryn S. Fennell today for a free consultation at (770) 479-0248. We will exhaust every option available, such as habeas corpus, petitions for certiorari, and motions for new trials, to get the most favorable option. Call our law firm today to meet with a knowledgeable, skilled criminal defense attorney.