Hingham Appeals Attorney
Want to appeal the verdict of your criminal case?
Are you the victim of a miscarriage of justice? There is nothing more frightening
than facing years in prison for a crime you are not guilty of committing,
or being faced with a sentence that is far longer than is warranted or
allowed under state sentencing guidelines.
At South Shore Criminal Defense, the legal team serves as counsel in criminal
appeals, and is one of few law firms in the area that takes on this difficult
and complex legal action. When the justice system has failed, an appeal
can be filed to reverse a conviction or reduce a sentence that was unfairly
imposed. In order to be successful in this effort, it will require a great
deal of legal research into every detail of the case, searching out legal
errors that impacted the verdict.
The Criminal Appeals Process in Massachusetts
An appeal is a legal action in which a higher court is asked to review
either a decision or sentence from a lower court. The first step is to
file a "Notice of Appeal." This must be filed within 30 days
of the court decision, so there is very little time allowed. It is imperative
that you contact the firm immediately if you have been wrongfully convicted
or sentenced. Once the Notice of Appeal has been filed, the work of analyzing
the details of your case in order to prepare a document called a "brief."
This brief must clearly outline the errors in the case that affected the
final court decision.
How South Shore Criminal Defense Can Help
Research into case law is an important part of the process. Upon submission
of the brief, the attorneys from the firm can present oral arguments to
the appellate court, and the skill with which your case is argued is of
critical importance. The legal team at the firm has all the qualifications
and experience you need for a criminal appeal.
Contact the firm today for information about what to do if you were convicted for a crime you
didn't commit, or you were sentenced unjustly.