Boston Criminal Appeals Attorney
Appealing your Criminal Conviction
If you believe you have wrongly been convicted of a crime, it’s in your best interest to contact an experienced Boston criminal appeals lawyer right away. If some type of mistake or error was made during the criminal process that led to an unjust conviction, there is no reason why you should suffer the consequences of having a criminal conviction on your record. Filing an appeal is the only way to overturn a conviction that could affect multiple aspects of your life. Boston criminal appeals attorney Thomas A. Brant can
review your case, help you file a petition for an appeal, and guide you through the appeals process.
Massachusetts Criminal Appeals Process
Legally speaking, an appeal is a request made to a higher court to review a decision, sentencing, or ruling of a lower court. The appeals process is initiated when the appellant (the person seeking an appeal) files a petition to have their case reviewed by a higher court, which will ultimately either deny or grant the appeal. Before issuing its decision, the higher court will review court documents, trial transcript, and all arguments and testimony presented by both parties during the trial to look for mistakes, errors, or oversights. However, the higher court will not review or hear any new information, evidence, or testimony when making its decision. The decision to grant or deny an appeal is based solely on what was presented during the original trial.
If the higher court discovers an error, mistake, or oversight of some type, or if the higher court deems your constitutional rights were violated, it will likely grant an appeal. When granting an appeal, the higher court has the right to reverse a conviction, throw out evidence, reduce a sentence, or order a new trial.
Contact Boston Criminal Appeals Lawyer Thomas A. Brant
If you are thinking about filing an appeal, it’s important to contact an experienced Boston criminal appeals attorney as soon as possible, since there are strict time limits on criminal appeals in Massachusetts. At the Law Office of Thomas A. Brant, you can feel confidant knowing that Mr. Brant has guided countless clients through the appeals process, and has gotten many sentences and convictions overturned or reversed.
To learn more about the criminal appeals process, please don’t hesitate to contact Boston criminal appeals lawyer Thomas A. Brant today at