Fight The Results Of Your Criminal Court Case
When the outcome of your criminal case is not in your favor, it can feel like you are at the end of your rope. Although your initial defense case has ended, your overall defense has not. You may have the right to appeal your conviction or sentence for the opportunity to gain another chance of securing the result you deserved.
At the Scholl Law Firm, PLLC, you can find me, a criminal defense attorney with more than 20 years of experience in helping my clients fight for their future. I am attorney Scott Scholl, and I know what it takes to appeal errors that might have been made in Arkansas criminal courts.
There is a short window to file a criminal appeal, and it must be done correctly. Contact me right away to preserve your rights.
Can You Appeal The Outcome Of Your Defense?
While everyone has the right to appeal the outcome of their criminal charges, they must have grounds to file a challenge. An appeal asserts that an error or other bias resulted in justice denied or unfairly altered the outcome of criminal proceedings.
Common grounds for criminal appeals include:
- Errors of law by the presiding judge
- Improperly denied or granted motions
- Exclusion of exculpatory evidence
- Inclusion of prejudicial evidence or witnesses
- Improper jury instructions
- Lack of sufficient evidence to support the ruling or jury verdict
- Ineffective assistance (incompetence) of your original defense attorney
In rare cases, an appeal might be based on jury tampering, juror misconduct or prosecutorial misconduct.
If you do have grounds for an appeal, it is important to note that your appeal will not necessarily result in a new trial but rather a review of the trial record. The appellate judges will examine specific errors that a judge or jury might have made. The appeals court can affirm the lower court, reverse the conviction or amend the sentence, or remand the case back to the lower court for reconsideration.
An appeal is not a matter of accusing someone of being a bad judge or corrupt juror; even the best can make mistakes. My goal as your attorney is to help you prove that a mistake took place and assist you in fighting for the justice you deserve.
Continue Your Defense Today
I know how hard it can be to start again after a devastating result at trial. Let me help you by taking on the lion’s share of the work to pursue your brightest future. I offer free initial consultations at my offices in Little Rock and Conway and help clients throughout Arkansas. If you are ready to schedule your free initial consultation for an honest assessment of your case, call me at 501-588-1148 or email me here.