Restore your name and your reputation with the help of our legal team in Jacksonville, Florida. If a judge or jury has convicted you, it does not necessarily mean your case is over. Sheppard, White & Kachergus, P.A. will explore all possible grounds for a criminal appeal to argue that the conviction deserves to be reversed.
Our team of trial lawyers has immense practice in criminal defense in Jacksonville, Florida, and beyond. With decades of knowledge and success to back your case, we are the right appellate attorneys for your case.
What is a Criminal Appeal?
It's important to note that an appeal is not a new trial where you can introduce new evidence or witnesses. An appeal is a platform to present any errors of law which kept you from originally receiving a fair trial. For instance, did the jury receive faulty or unclear instructions? Were there witnesses that were wrongly excluded from presenting their story on the stand? Was the evidence presented in the trial tainted? All of these issues could have led to your improper conviction. After the argument has been presented, an appeals court will review the trial record to determine if those errors are detrimental enough to overturn the conviction.
Even if an appeal is unsuccessful, you may still be entitled to post-conviction relief. Unlike a direct appeal where you can only challenge errors raised at trial, in a post-conviction relief proceeding, you can raise many other grounds. The most common ground for post-conviction relief is ineffective assistance of counsel. For example, did your lawyer fail to file a motion or call a witness? If the failure to do so prejudiced you, then you may be entitled to post-conviction relief.
It's never too late to right one of the biggest wrongs in your life. If you have been wrongly accused of a crime, it may feel as though you have been chained to a tarnished reputation that you do not deserve. Free yourself of those chains with the help of our expert legal team. In Jacksonville, Florida, we are known for our solid success rate and unmatched legal expertise. When it comes to restoring your freedom and your name, you need all of the legal support you can get. Get everything you need from our legal team in Jacksonville, Florida, when you contact us today.