Conviction Is Not Necessarily The Final Word In Your Case
If you have been convicted of a crime, this decision isn’t the final word. You do have options after a guilty verdict, and these options could offer you the opportunity to ensure that you are treated fairly even after your initial trial.
If you have been found guilty and want to know the options available to you, contact Sapone & Petrillo, LLP. Representing clients both in New York and federal courts, our attorneys have extensive trial experience and will offer you the skilled representation you need to protect your future even after you have been convicted.
Appeals And Post-Conviction Relief
The appeals process involves calling your initial trial and its procedures into question. The appeals court will determine whether the court’s decision will be upheld. Reasons for an appeal can include:
- Evidence was not disclosed or was improperly excluded
- Statements or questions made during the trial that were prejudicial or inflammatory
- Juror misconduct or failure to properly inform the jury of instructions
- Insufficient evidence
- Ineffective legal counsel made by the defense
Post-conviction relief can also be used to raise issues or bring additional evidence outside of appeals court. These arguments are often used to address details that were unclear in the case and could result in a judge granting a new trial, modification of your sentence or other positive results.
Your attorney can help you examine these options and determine whether they could help you protect your freedom and future opportunities.