Much of our nation’s bedrock protections for criminal defendants facing trial go all the way back to our original Bill of Rights, adopted as part […]Read More
The Supreme Court of the United States has long had a mythic quality to it, and justifiably so. The court has the ability to shape […]Read More
A recent report released by Fair Punishment Project at Harvard University highlighted the prosecutorial misconduct repeatedly exhibited by prosecutors in the District Attorney’s office in […]Read More
In early June, the Supreme Court of California overturned a defendant’s criminal conviction for making criminal threats against a group of police officers in Indio […]Read More
The Appellate Approach
If you appeal a guilty verdict in a criminal case, the court does not always let you go free. You need a criminal appeals lawyer to request a stay on appeal. Your lawyer can request this stay at your sentencing hearing. This way you will not have to stay behind bars while the appeal is going on. Your lawyer will also try to overturn the wrongful conviction.