Dallas Criminal Appeals Attorney
Obtaining Relief After Conviction
In the state of Texas, there are two primary ways to obtain respite following a conviction. The first option is to file an appeal to the Court of Appeals, then file a petition to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for discretionary review. If your direct appeal is unsuccessful, then you may apply for writ of habeas corpus.
A criminal appeal is a request made to a higher court to review a decision made in a completed court proceeding or trial. Once a proceeding or trial is completed, specific grounds may be applied for a trial court judge to remove the decision and order a new trial. If the request is denied by the judge, then the defendant may opt to appeal to the Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals may make decisions on questions of law or fact, including whether the law was properly applied in a specific case.
It is important to understand that you may not file an appeal simply due to dissatisfaction with the outcome, and that it may be challenging to reverse a conviction on appeal as the judicial system prefers to keep court rulings in place as much as possible. If errors will not impact the probable outcome of the case substantially, then the findings will stand and the appeal will not be granted.
If you have reason to believe that the actions on the part of a judge, police officers, or prosecutors compromised the fairness of your criminal trial, contact criminal appeals attorney David Finn, P.C. as soon as possible. David Finn will leave no law or defense unexplored in defending you. Call (214) 538-6629 today to schedule a free confidential evaluation of your case.
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Help may still be available—even after a conviction for a criminal offense. If you have been convicted of a criminal offense, it is crucial to fully understand all the options available to you, particularly in terms of possibly overturning the decision of the court. Note that you must act immediately as you may have a limited amount of time to take the appropriate legal action. David Finn, P.C. will fight aggressively to protect your rights, as well as both your personal and professional future. Call (214) 538-6629 today.