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I am your defense lawyer; I am a misdemeanor and felony appeals lawyer in San Diego with the dedication and experience you need.

Selecting an appeals lawyer for your case is probably one of the most important decisions you can make. Regardless of the nature of your appeal, the right appellate attorney is essential to effective legal representation. Not all appeal attorneys in San Diego or law firms regularly practice in the area of appeals. Thus, you must choose wisely when selecting an San Diego appeals lawyer to examine your case and build your defense when you appeal a criminal conviction.

Felony Appeals

Felony crime appeals occur when an individual convicted of a felony offense, wishes to contest that conviction. An appeal is started with the filing of a Notice of Appeal. On felony cases, the defendant has 60 days from the date of sentencing to file the Notice of Appeal. The appeals attorney and the Attorney General will then each file a written brief in the Court of Appeal, and that court will then render an opinion in the case (i.e. affirm or reverse the trial court, or overturn a guilty verdict).

If unsatisfied with the appellate opinion, the defense may take the appeal to a higher court. This is a very lengthy process, and there are increasing barriers as higher courts are addressed.

If you or someone you know has been convicted of a felony offense and wishes to appeal that conviction, you need an experienced and dedicated defense attorney who will re-examine your case thoroughly, prepare an appeal and work diligently to achieve a favorable outcome on your behalf. Contact me today – I am your defense lawyer and will represent you and do my best to have your conviction and sentence lessened or overturned.

Misdemeanor Appeals

Misdemeanor appeals occur when an individual convicted of a misdemeanor offense wishes to contest that conviction. Appealing a misdemeanor conviction does not result in a new trial or a “do-over”; it is simply an opportunity to file a written brief to be reviewed by a panel of judges. The prosecuting attorney also files a brief, and the panel of judges will then render an opinion in the case. Persons convicted of misdemeanors will often appeal on the grounds that a prejudicial error occurred during their prosecution or that no substantial evidence was provided that supports the guilty verdict.

If you or someone you know has been convicted of a misdemeanor offense and wishes to appeal this verdict you are in need of a dedicated defense attorney who will re-examine your case thoroughly, prepare an appeal and work to achieve a favorable outcome on your behalf.