Filing a Criminal Appeal in New York City, NY
Were You Unfairly Convicted? We May Be Able to Help.
Your own criminal defense attorney may have failed you, or was engaged
in some type of misconduct that led to an unfair conviction. The prosecutor
may have withheld information, which impacted your ability to get a fair
trial. The jury may have been engaged in jury misconduct, leading to a
conviction that may have been avoided.
Incorrect legal rulings about the presentation of critical evidence could
have swung a jury against you, when they would have decided you were not
guilty had that ruling not taken place. In all criminal appeals, the critical
points are related to whether or not the conviction may not have occurred
if the misconduct or error had not been part of the trial.
Get your Case Reviewed by H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C.
Minor errors that would not necessarily affect the outcome of a case are
not enough to win the right to an appeal.
It could not be more important that your case is fully and carefully reviewed in order to determine whether or not there was any point in your trial,
or in the actions of the prosecutor, defense attorney, jury or other party,
that were illegal or incorrect, leading to a conviction.
This is where the NYC
criminal defense lawyers at H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. come in. Our firm
has served as counsel in hundreds of criminal trials, giving us the experience
and insight to discern whether or not you were deprived of a fair trial.
Contact our firm today to learn how we can assist you.
Filing a Notice of Appeal after a Criminal Conviction
Filing a notice of appeal is the first step that you must take if you wish
to overturn an unfair or wrongful conviction in New York State; however,
it is important to understand that your case will be subject to strict
time limitations. Failing to file a notice of appeal on time can result
in the dismissal of your case, so timely action will be crucial. Although
this step isn't a difficult process in and of itself, it is highly
recommended that you have an experienced lawyer file the notice on your
behalf. In order to properly file a notice of appeal,
your attorney will need to keep several important aspects in mind:
- The notice of appeal must be properly drafted
- Two copies must be filed with the clerk of the criminal court
- The prosecutor must be served with a copy of the notice
- The notice must be filed within 30 days of sentencing
Once the notice of appeal has been filed, you will have nine months to
prepare your case.
Trust a Criminal Defense Team Backed by Trial Success
At H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C., our
New York City criminal defense attorneys have garnered a reputation for being tough, experienced and highly skilled
litigators. Having represented hundreds of defendants against a wide range
of criminal charges, we truly understand what it takes to win a difficult
case—even if our client has already been convicted. Not only do
we offer defense counsel from a former prosecutor, but we have been recognized
for our abilities with honors that include a 10/10 "Superb"
rating from Avvo. For this reason, you can rest easier knowing that H.
Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. is on your case.
Contact our office 24/7 to schedule your
free case evaluation. We stand ready to fight for you!