Appeal Your Conviction in San Antonio
Understanding the Criminal Appeals Process
An appeal is not a new trial. Instead, it is a request with a higher court
to review the circumstances of your trial with the goal of establishing
whether you may have been the victim of a miscarriage of justice. When
filing an appeal, your attorney will spend a considerable amount of time
examining the circumstances of your trial, looking for signs that the
prosecutor, judge or jury may have made mistakes which would prejudice
the outcome of the case against you.
For example, the decision of the jury may have been based on evidence that
should not have been admitted to the court. Appeals are heard by courts
consisting of between three and nine judges. They have the authority to
overturn a conviction or to reduce a sentence, among other things.
San Antonio Criminal Appeals Lawyer
Even if you have been convicted on criminal charges,
it may still be possible for you to avoid the serious consequences you face. Under certain circumstances, it is possible to have a conviction overturned
or to have the sentence for a conviction reduced by filing an appeal.
This course of action is not something that all attorneys are prepared
to undertake. It requires special education and training in the intricacies
of appellate law, and the attorney must be admitted to practice in the
Texas Court of Appeals.
In the course of my career as a
criminal defense lawyer in San Antonio, I have personally argued numerous cases before the Fourth Court of Appeals
in San Antonio, as well as in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the
highest court in the state, and I have handled appeals for which the stakes
were as high as the death penalty. My readiness to handle an appeal extends
all the way to the top, given that I am admitted to practice in the Supreme
Court of the United States. To learn more about the appeal process and
find out whether you have grounds to pursue this form of relief,
contact me now at the
Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski for a