Criminal Appeals

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer for Appellate Cases

If you have been convicted of a crime in a Texas court and you would like to fight the verdict, an attorney with extensive experience with appeals may be able to help. At the D'Amore Law Firm, every Dallas criminal defense attorney on our team is dedicated to providing justice for our clients and using the appellate courts if there were errors committed during the original trial.

The Appellate Process

Appellate courts are not like regular courts, and if you choose to file an appeal there are very strict guidelines that must be followed:

  • First, there is a 30 day time limit after the conviction during which you can file an appeal. If you were convicted of a federal crime, you only have 10 days to retain an appellate attorney. If you are even considering appealing your case, you should speak with an attorney immediately.
  • Second, most appeals do not actually go over the details of the case, but instead review the court actions and whether or not procedure was properly followed. If the appellate court decides that errors were made, your attorney then has to make the case that these errors contributed to a wrong verdict.

In some cases, an appeal may not be the best course of action, even if you were convicted unfairly. We can discuss your situation with you and help you determine whether it would be more beneficial and effective for you to file an appeal or file a writ of habeas corpus. Our knowledgeable lawyers work with clients who are appealing all types of criminal cases, including but not limited to those for:

Just because you were convicted does not mean you were in fact guilty of the crime, or in many cases, the penalties of a sentencing do not fit the crime. When you find yourself in this situation legal action can and should be taken, and a legal representative can help. Get more information and professional guidance by contacting us toll-free at 800-738-1960 or online.