Criminal Defense Attorneys in Lexington
After you have been convicted of a crime, there is still a chance for you
to secure a better outcome for your case. By teaming up with our Lexington
criminal defense lawyers from Bleile & Dawson, you can file for an
appeal to effectively challenge the validity of your conviction or the
sentencing tied to it. A higher court must be convinced that your case
is important enough to review. This is where our professionals step in
and take over. We will do everything in our power to move your appeal
through the process quickly so that it winds up in the right hands.
Why should you trust our team with your appeal? Consider our accolades:
- 20+ years of collective legal experience
- 100% focused on criminal defense matters
- 24/7 free consultation availability
- Multiple “Avvo Top Contributor” awards for Criminal Defense
Who Can Appeal and Why
In a criminal case, only a guilty verdict can be appealed – if you
secure a not guilty verdict, you do not have to worry about the prosecution
attempting to reverse it. Interestingly, either side may move for an appeal
if they believe the guilty verdict has led to either a conviction or a
sentencing that is unfitting due to legal errors. This is to say that
simply disagreeing with the outcome of your case is not enough for your
appeal to be reviewed by a higher court; there must be something technically
incorrect with how your trial was handled.
Errors that may be able to constitute a valid appeal include:
- Evidence was misused or misunderstood.
- Sentencing is outside legal statutes for crime.
- Proceedings did not follow accepted trial timeline.
Outcome of an Appeal
There are several ways an appeal can end in your benefit. Considering your
case and the details of your trial, your criminal defense attorney will
need to weigh your options and determine which one is best to pursue.
After a successful appeal, you may be able to:
- Obtain a not guilty verdict from the same judge.
- Request a new trial (no new evidence can be submitted).
- Push your case for review by a higher court (up to Supreme Court).
Once you have been granted an appeal, the process usually comes to an end;
the prosecution may not make additional strides to prevent your appeal.
On the other hand, if your appeal is denied, you may sometimes be able
to make a second attempt, possibly through a separate appellate court.
Call 859.951.3112 – We are Here to Provide Legal Counsel
In many ways, your appeal process is more important than the original trial
itself. Now that you know what the prosecution used to convict you, preparing
your appeal with our legal team can be a careful, calculated process.
Our Lexington appellate attorneys genuinely want to see you through this
difficult time and find you the outcome you deserve. No need to hesitate
contact us today.