Orange County Criminal Lawyer for Appeals
If you have been convicted of a crime in California, you could have the right to appeal the decision laid down by the courts. A criminal appeal is the ability to dispute the court decision and request that another court go over the case again to ensure that the case is tried correctly. This right to make an appeal is vital; in the case of a mistake made at trial that could have caused a wrongful guilty verdict, you have this chance to change the outcome by appealing the courts.
In order to appeal a criminal conviction, your case will be handled in a California Court of Appeal. The appellate court that deals with appeals in Orange County is the 4th District Court of Appeal, Division Three. This court is located in Santa Ana, California and eight justices in this particular division. Not everyone has the right to appeal their criminal conviction. It is also to remember that an appeals case is not a brand new trial of your former case, but rather a reassessment of your former trial. This means that no new evidence will be accepted and testimony from various witnesses will not be heard. For felony appeals, specifically, the appeal must be made within 60 days of the entry of judgment. Depending on the nature of your sentencing, you may be able to be released on bail while an appeal is pending. The appeals process is extremely sensitive and must be handled with extreme care and skill.
Appeal your conviction!
When you make the decision to appeal your conviction, it is very important that the attorney you choose has the necessary legal and appellate experience. At The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman their lawyers have years of combined experience and are dedicated to providing you with the help and assistance that you need for your case.
It can be extremely frustrating and upsetting to have an undesirable outcome in any case, especially a criminal case. If you believe that errors were made resulting in a conviction that was unjust, it is important that you use your legal right to appeal the decision made by the courts. With the help of your attorney, you can take the necessary steps to take your case to an appellate court.
The firm will provide the appeals court with an appellate brief, describing the arguments put forth about your case and why your conviction should be reversed. If you have questions about your conviction, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Bridgman or a member of his experienced legal team. He and his firm are dedicated to providing every client with exceptional legal counsel.