The Power of Contesting the Verdict
Judges can be wrong. Innocent California criminal defendants can receive unfair and unnecessary sentences. These wrongful convictions are the result of mistakes and errors made during your criminal trial. If you just got convicted, it’s possible your verdict can be reversed if you act immediately to secure a post-conviction relief attorney. An experienced California state or federal appeals attorney can act quickly to appeal the conviction and/or prison sentence you’re facing.
The legal system can be intimidating. Even after wrongful convictions, many California defendants will accept their sentences and endure a lifetime of injustice. If you were recently convicted, how quickly you enlist a state or federal appeals attorney to challenge a wrongful conviction impacts the possibility of appealing a conviction after sentencing. A skilled California appeals attorney can quickly determine potential causes for your inappropriate sentence and act to appeal a conviction immediately, before the legal window of opportunity closes, giving you another chance to present your case in front of a higher court, such as the California Supreme Court or Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
Bringing Your Case to a Higher Court
Inappropriate evidence, prosecutor/attorney errors, and other common mistakes often result in wrongful convictions. A seasoned post-conviction relief attorney knows when appealing a conviction after sentencing is appropriate and understands the necessity of appealing a conviction immediately. If you just got convicted and feel you have been wrongly sentenced, proving your innocence can be difficult. For this reason, contacting a talented California appellate attorney, such as Ronald A. Ziff and Abby Besser Klein, is your smartest defense.
The process of appealing a conviction after sentencing begins with knowing how the system works and using it to the clients’ advantage. Ronald A. Ziff and Abby Besser Klein have been representing California defendants for more than four decades. Ms. Klein has been involved with high-profile cases such as Rodney King; Mr. Ziff was a former prosecutor so knows the law from both sides. If you were recently convicted, look no further than the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ziff to secure a successful post-conviction relief attorney.
If you just got convicted and are looking to appeal the conviction and/or prison sentence you’ve received, don’t lose the opportunity to appeal—act immediately to secure a California state or federal appeals attorney who challenges wrongful convictions. To schedule a free consultation about how to appeal a conviction immediately, contact the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ziff and speak to Mr. Ziff or Ms. Klein today. Time is of the essence when it comes to appealing a conviction after sentencing. Call today.
As a former California prosecutor, Ronald A. Ziff knows both sides of the argument. This gives your case a winning edge.
Direct appeals, also known as criminal appeals, are made as soon as possible after a conviction by a state or federal appeals attorney in order to satisfy strict legal time restraints. In direct appeals, a post-conviction relief attorney challenges wrongful convictions by highlighting certain mistakes that took place during a federal or state trial in an effort to appeal the conviction and/or prison sentence that may have resulted from those mistakes. California defendants desiring to make a Direct Appeal should secure an appellate attorney as soon as possible after sentencing in order to appeal the conviction immediately.
Writ of Habeas Corpus
Like a Direct Appeal, a habeas petition is made by a post-conviction relief attorney in an effort to appeal a conviction and/or prison sentence; however, unlike a Direct Appeal, a Writ of Habeas Corpus examines not only events within a trial but seeks to point out evidence missing entirely from the trial. Filing a Writ of Habeas Corpus is a time-sensitive matter and should be sought by a state or federal appeals attorney immediately following a conviction.
The Importance of Timing
Direct appeals have very strict time limits associated with filing and processing. If you fail to act in a timely fashion, you will forfeit your right to appeal. It cannot be overstated: It is imperative that a post-conviction relief attorney acts to appeal a conviction immediately after sentencing.
Petitions for Writ of Habeas Corpus must also be timely filed or they will be “time barred” and the court will not review your petition for relief.