State & Federal Appeals
State And Federal Appeals
Representing Your Best Interests
Recently convicted of a crime? Not all convictions are final. If you believe that the decision made about your case was unfair or incorrect, you may be able to petition for an appeal. At our law firm, we care about helping our clients pursue the best future possible. Whether you want to appeal a case that has been handled at the state or federal level, we are here to represent you.
If you are interested in appealing your case, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced Parker County appellate attorney who is prepared to handle your legal matter. Harmony Schuerman has years of experience working on felony and federal cases and is dedicated to securing fair results for her clients. Her main priority is obtaining the outcome her clients deserve, aggressively fighting on their behalf to achieve this.
What Does The Appeals Process Look Like?
To get a better idea of what the appeals process will look like, it is important to understand what an appeal actually is. An appeal is a request to a higher court to have them review or reconsider the decision made in an initial trial. Not all cases will be eligible for an appeal, as there are certain grounds which must be met to take this type of action. The Court of Appeals will determine whether your initial trial judge correctly handled and reviewed your case according to the laws surrounding it. The court does not listen to witness testimonies or retry cases, but simply looks at the data from the original proceeding to determine what action should be taken.
The Court of Appeals will look for the following factors or issues:
- Incorrect rulings
- Admissibility of evidence
- Improper application of the law
- Unfair or improper jury selection
- Lack of evidence
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will review any state matters, while the United States Supreme Court will be in charge of reviewing any federal cases. To even begin the appeals process, you must file a written notice within a certain timeframe of your original case. This, among many other reasons, is why it is crucial to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side.
Don’t wait to pursue the appeal and justice your case deserves. Contact our Parker County firm today and we will quickly review your legal situation.