When you find yourself facing judgment in a trial it might seem as if all is lost. Everyone around you will tell you that it is going to be okay, your family, your friends, and even your trial lawyer, but what if it isnt? What if the worst happens? There are so many people now facing sentences that were either too harsh for the crime committed, or even worse, for a crime that they never actually committed in the first place.
That is not only demoralizing, it can be completely life altering! That being the case, you need to make sure that you have access to good appeal attorneys Houston and you need to make sure that you are both armed and ready for the trial that is ahead of you. Once you have lost that hard fought battle, you may be fresh out of hope, but there are still ways that you can come out on top, believe it or not. With our help, you can launch an appeal, and finally move on with your life. Are you ready?
It is advisable for you to begin searching for an appeal attorney as soon as your conviction is confirmed in a court of law. Whether it is a civil or criminal matter, you need to make sure that you are filing your appeal within the required time limit. What many people fail to realize is that there IS a time limit and you DO need to make sure you arent ignoring it as the court certainly will not. Once you have filed your appeal, it will progress in a manner far different to a typical trial. So what is the difference between an appeals trial and a jury trial? There are a few differences actually.
First of all a jury trial is decided by a vote by a jury of your peers. This means twelve impartial and individually selected people who will review your case and determine your guilt or innocence. It is presumed that these people do not know anything in particular about your case before they are assigned to sit on the jury, and they will be shielded from the media so that they can render an impartial decision. Whether it actually happens in this manner, however, is a matter of debate. The judge is able to reject the jurys decision if he or she chooses, though that is not a normal occurrence. In any case, you are here because you received an unfavorable outcome and you are trying to set it right.
One of the most common misconceptions today is that an appeal is a brand new trial and this is absolutely not true. An appeal, is rather a proceeding where the notes from the old trial are examined and a determination is made as to whether or not the first trial was actually fair. In an appeal, new evidence is not reviewed, but it can be noted that new evidence has been discovered and from there the decision can be made to grant you a new trial. When this happens, depending on the type of case being dealt with, you may be released from jail pending the new trial assuming you are actually incarcerated.
At the appeal, your case will be reviewed by a panel of appellate judges and we will represent you. As appeals lawyers Houston TX, we have much more experience than a typical trial attorney. This is not to say that your trial attorney is incompetent, but rather that a different set of skills is required to administer a defense in an appellate trial. In addition to that, the appellate lawyers are much more familiar with the members of the court and will certainly have a better relationship with them.
In the end, it is very important that you address and approach your appellate court hearing properly. This is a very technical proceeding, and it is our belief that our success rate has much to do with the quality of our briefs and paperwork that we present to the court. The idea is to get you the best possible outcome, with the intention of allowing you to get on with your life. No one likes to be tied up in the court system, and no one wants their life to be taken away over an unfair conviction. Give us a call today so that we can set the record straight and get you on the way to a new life the life that you deserve.
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