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 case evaluation!

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