Santa Barbara Appellate Attorneys
Wrongfully Convicted of a Crime in California?
Being convicted of a crime in California can change your life forever.
Aside from serving jail or prison time and paying expensive fines, your
reputation can be permanently ruined, making it difficult to take advantage
of life’s opportunities, such as obtaining employment and purchasing
a home or a vehicle.
If you were found guilty in trial courts, our Santa Barbara
criminal defense attorneys possess the legal knowledge and experience to successfully file
an appeal to overturn your conviction. Back by
more than three decades of legal experience, we are completely capable of getting your life back on the right track.
Grounds for a Criminal Appeal in California
California appellate court trials are different from state criminal trials.
In a criminal trial, it’s focused convincing the jury or judge that
the evidence provided by the prosecution is enough to declare a person
guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. However, in an appeal, the appellate
court is interested in whether or not the legal process was unfairly and
legally used, particularly regarding misconduct which made the criminal
trial process prejudiced.
The common grounds for criminal appeal include the following:
- Prosecutorial misconduct
- Juror misconduct
- Insufficiency of evidence
- Judicial error
- Harmless or plain error
- Ineffective assistance of counsel
Let Our Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Attorneys Protect Your Rights &
When you have been inadequately convicted of a crime, it’s important
to have a qualified lawyer who knows the state criminal appeals proceedings. At
Appel & Morse, our legal team can search and determine all of the errors and misconduct
which occurred during your criminal trial. With an exceptional track record
of success defending our clients, we are confident in obtaining the results
you desire and deserve.
Contact our firm and schedule your
complimentary consultation today.