Tuesday, October 24, 2017

San Francisco Appeals Lawyers

San Francisco Appeals Lawyers

The San Francisco appeals lawyers that work for us here at The Law Offices of Robert J. Beles are guaranteed to have the education and experience required to more than adequately represent you and your interests in a court of law. Judges and jurors are only human, and as such, they make mistakes just like the rest of us do. However, when judges and juries make mistakes, they can have enormous consequences on the defendants in criminal cases. Fortunately, the legal system in the United States has a built-in mechanism to account for these errors and discrepancies by putting a case on appeal.

Highly Reliable San Francisco Appeals Lawyers

A case on appeal is nothing like a case on trial, and it takes an entirely different skill set to be successful in appellate courts. Not all trial lawyers will make effective San Francisco appeals lawyers. The attorneys at our firm are not only knowledgeable about U.S. and California law but also about the San Francisco appeals process. An appeals attorney in San Francisco must understand all of the types of appeals available and how to incorporate them into a larger appeals strategy.

Common Mistakes The San Francisco Appeals Process Helps Rectify

Following are just a few of the procedural mistakes an appeal can overturn:

  • Important evidence was withheld to the detriment of the defense.
  • Evidence was allowed that was illegally obtained or that otherwise should have been excluded.
  • Instructions given to the jury were incorrect, misleading or confusing.
  • Jurors or prosecutors were engaged in acts of professional misconduct.
  • An inappropriate sentence was handed down to the defendant.
  • The defendant’s constitutional rights were violated during the trial.

The San Francisco Appeals Process

In local criminal cases, an appeals attorney in San Francisco must file a notice of appeal within 60 days of an adverse judgment. The court then prepares all of the transcripts and documents from the case for the appeals lawyer and the appellate court. The lawyer then reviews all of the documents for errors, such as those listed above. If mistakes are discovered, the attorney will then file briefs identifying all of the errors in the appellate court. In some instances, an appeals attorney in San Francisco may file a petition for writ of habeas corpus, which is similar to an appeal brief but is usually based on evidence that was not submitted during the trial. The aim of this petition is to release the defendant from custody.

The Go-To Appeals Law Firm in San Francisco

If you have been convicted of a crime, you still have avenues available to defend yourself from the charges, but in most instances, you will greatly benefit from the help of a reliable appeals law firm in San Francisco. For further information or to schedule a consultation, contact our San Francisco appeals lawyers here at The Law Offices of Robert J. Beles before your time for an appeal expires.

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Robert Beles - State Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Anne Beles - State Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Paul McCarthy - State Certified Appellate Law Specialist


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