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If you’ve been convicted of a crime in the Bay Area, appealing that conviction could be in your best interest. It could mean the difference between serving out a prison sentence and regaining your freedom. An appeal could mean you don’t have to pay thousands of dollars in fines. Most of all, an overturned conviction means that it will no longer appear on your record.
In your appeal, your Bay Area criminal appeals attorney will ask a higher court to review the specifics of your trial and will argue that legal mistakes led to an unjust conviction or sentence. For example, your criminal appeals lawyer may prove that the evidence used against you should be disallowed, or that the prosecution withheld evidence that could have helped you. They could argue that the judge provided the jury with confusing instructions, that the wrong law was applied to your case, or that your sentence was inappropriate.
Post-Conviction Relief: Time is NOT on Your Side
If you are considering appealing your conviction, time is of the essence. Misdemeanor appeals must be filed within 30 days of your judgment, and California felony appeals must be filed within 60 days. You need an experienced criminal appeals lawyer who can effectively argue your case before higher courts at the state or federal level. Silver Law Firm is here for you. We can navigate the complexities of the appellate court system and provide you with the second chance you deserve.
If you’re ready to appeal your misdemeanor or felony conviction, call or text (510) 995-0000 or complete our online form to schedule a free and confidential consultation.