Experienced Assistance To Appeal Your Criminal Case
An appeal is a legal argument presented to a higher court to determine whether errors were made while interpreting the law. Defendants convicted of a crime can seek an appeal of their case if they feel that a mistake was made during the trial. No new evidence can be brought forth, but the nature of how the case was decided can be challenged.
Appealing your case before a court can be time-consuming and confusing. Having a knowledgeable attorney at your side can make a huge difference and can help you achieve your goals. At Thomas G. Fallis, P.A., in Jacksonville, we take on each case with both sensitivity and power, and we are prepared to take your case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary.
With more than 50 years of combined experience, the criminal defense lawyers at our firm have helped hundreds of clients appeal their cases, often to reach successful outcomes. If you need guidance through your appeal, contact us today to find out how we can help you in court.
What Does The Appeals Process Involve?
If you are a juvenile filing a direct appeal for a juvenile crimes conviction, you may do so after disposition in a delinquency case. If you are an adult, an appeal may be filed following a court decision.
It's important to know: If you plead guilty or no contest to charges, or you are convicted because of your plea, you may not be able to appeal your case.
If, however, you believe that you have grounds to appeal the decision of your criminal case, you must prove that the court's decision was wrong. This involves a number of documents, arguments and statements, including:
- A notice of appeal
- The preparation of the record for the appellate court
- Docketing statements and/or disclosures
- Appellate briefing (which includes an initial brief, answer brief and reply brief)
- An oral argument before a panel of judges
- Appellate court's decision
- Possible petitions for a rehearing or motions for clarification
- Petitions for review or writ of certiorari
Take Your Case To Appellate Court With Our Services
The father-son duo at Thomas G. Fallis, P.A., has provided assistance to numerous clients seeking to appeal their case in pursuit of a positive outcome.
Attorney Thomas G. Fallis has particular knowledge and experience to fight for you. He has received media recognition for his legal abilities, including having been featured on CBS's 48 Hours, as well as appearing on many local and national news outlets commenting on current or high-profile cases.
Put Your Future In Our Trusted Hands
Appealing your case is often the final effort to achieve success, and it is important to have an attorney who knows the finer points of the appellate court system. We can work directly with you and keep you informed from start to finish to ensure you know exactly what is going on throughout the process.
For an aggressive criminal defense attorney in Florida who has the know-how to effectively handle your appeal, schedule your free initial consultation at Thomas G. Fallis, P.A., today. Call our Jacksonville office at 904-356-6440 or send us a message online.