Have you been convicted of a crime in New York State? Did you know that you may be able to appeal the court’s decision to convict you? If you have been convicted of a crime, you may have grounds to appeal your conviction to the New York Appellate Division or Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, depending on whether you were convicted of a state or federal crime. If a judge finds grounds to do so, he or she may reverse your conviction on appeal.
When attorneys file appeals of criminal convictions, they do so on the basis that the trial court made an error when deciding your case. Some examples of errors that may cause an appellate or higher level court to overturn a lower court’s conviction include:
- Your defense attorney made mistakes so egregious that they deprived you of effective assistance of counsel and in turn violated your constitutional right to free legal counsel.
- State prosecutors intentionally or unintentionally made errors during your trial.
- The judge allowed the jury to hear evidence that she should have excluded per the rules of evidence.
- Conversely, the judge may have allowed evidence she should have excluded that would have supported your defense.
Hiring an experienced New York appeals lawyer to appeal your case to a higher state or federal court could result on the court overturning your conviction. To succeed on appeal, you need an experienced criminal appeals attorney to comb over the record of your trial and find any errors that could lead to an appeals court overturning your conviction.
Appealing may be your only chance to have your conviction overturned. Put your trust in a law firm that has successfully argued cases in front of both New York and federal appeals courts. Contact the Manhattan-based Nass, Roper, & Levin, PC, to represent you in your appeal today.
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