Persuasive appeals by experienced attorneys
When you decide to launch an appeal, every moment is critical. Criminal statutes have strict time limits on appeals, so you need to act quickly and hire an appellate attorney who is experienced, knowledgeable and willing to efficiently and effectively review the entire court order of your case. Our attorneys have over four decades of experience in reviewing case files and transcripts from our clients’ initial jury or bench trials; our experience translates into success for our clients in the Appellate process. Whether you’re a private party or an organization seeking resolution in state or federal courts, we offer thorough appellate services that put your interests first.
Appeals attorneys offer strategic and honest expectations
Appeals, also referred to as post-conviction relief, are sought by many convicted parties found guilty by a criminal jury or during a bench trial. Prior to an appeal, convicted parties have the right to motion for a new trial. A motion for a new trial is part of the appeals process; however, the motion must be filed within the post-conviction statutory period. In addition to motioning for a new trial, our attorneys are also experienced with appealing directly to the Georgia Court of Appeals or the District Courts of Appeals when the motion for a new trial post-conviction statutory period has expired – and, should we need to, our attorneys will adjudicate cases before the Georgia Supreme Court or the Supreme Court of the United States. Our attorneys will stay in constant communication with you about new developments in your appeals case and will always offer honest expectations and straightforward advice.
Seasoned attorneys with strong appellate experience:
Filing motions for new trials – In order to have the jury’s guilty verdict reversed, we file a motion for new trial before the same judge who presided over your original trial. This process allows us to present evidence that was not presented at trial and highlight the mistakes made during the course of the trial.
Appeal – If a motion for new trial is not successful, we file an appeal with either the Court of Appeals or the Georgia Supreme Court. We thoroughly search for error in the trial transcript, and draft aggressive briefs for the appellate courts in order to secure a reversal of the case.
Filing for habeas corpus – When all appeals have failed, your final option is filing a writ of habeas corpus (Latin for “you have the body”). At this stage, we argue constitutional violations that were not litigated during appeal.
Expunging criminal records – Georgia expungement laws changed significantly in 2013. Based on these changes, many more people with criminal histories may be eligible to get their records expunged. Our attorneys stay apprised of Georgia expungement laws to help you restore your chances at a better future.