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
contact Mr. Bridgman or a member of his
experienced legal team. He and his firm are dedicated to providing every client with exceptional