Eligibility for an Appeal
Criminal charges can carry serious legal consequences and may severely affect a person’s livelihood. If you are charged with a crime, your personal and professional relationships may suffer greatly and your personal freedoms may be limited by legal actions. If a person is convicted of a crime, he or she may choose to accept the punishment handed down by the court, or may file an appeal to re-examine the case in court.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime, there are many options available for you to defend yourself and your rights. If you have already been convicted of a crime in court and are considering an appeal of the decision in your case, contact an Appleton criminal defense attorney of Hart Powell, S.C. at 414-271-9595.
Types of Cases that May Necessitate an Appeal
Cases that may necessitate an appeal include:
- Adult criminal cases
- Juvenile cases
- Domestic relations
- Municipal claims
- Small claims cases
- Tax appeals
If a person is wrongly accused of a crime or disagrees with the verdict of the court, the legal system allows for an appeal of the decision through the appeals system. Appellate courts may choose to uphold the ruling made in the previous case, or may decide to overturn the decision if the facts and evidence show that the wrong opinion was given.
For assistance with a criminal appeal, contact the Appleton criminal lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. at 414-271-9595 today.