e handle criminal Appeals in Washington, California, Oregon, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. We will put forth our best efforts to reverse errors made by lower courts.
Losing at the trial level in criminal court can be devastating. Filing an appeal is a chance to correct significant errors, whether they be procedural or substantive.
It is important to understand that an appeal is not a new trial. An appeal simply affords the losing party in the trial court an opportunity for a higher court to review, reverse, and/or remand any “reversible” error made by a lower court.
We understand the profound grief and disappointment that strikes when a criminal defendant is found guilty and faces incarceration, fines or both. As appellate attorneys, we offer sound advice as to the legal rights of the defendant and the steps that must be taken to appeal the adverse decision.
We know the rules of appellate procedure. We will work closely with you to formulate and submit a persuasive opening brief to the higher court.
File the notice of appeal and pay any required fees to the appeals court.
Procure the “record on appeal,” which generally consists of the clerk’s papers (the court file) and the reporter’s transcript, which comprises the transcripts made by the court reporters of the legal proceedings in the trial court.
Gather the facts and law references necessary to prepare and write the briefs.
Our team is led by Corey Evan Parker, a California Appellate Defense Counsel member as well as a member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He handles appeals along with other post-conviction petitions. He has filed criminal appeals that have been ruled in his client’s favor, and although every case is unique and no trustworthy attorney can promise a favorable outcome, Mr. Parker does promise diligent representation.
Below are some noteworthy appeals that Attorney Parker has drafted on his own or with co-counsel. Every case is unique and these prior results do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
In Washington state court proceedings, the appeal process commences with the filing of a notice of appeal. Although the notice can be brief, it must be filed within 30 days of the judgment. The appellant must procure the record on appeal, which usually consists of the clerk’s papers of the filings in the trial court, as well as the reporter’s transcripts of the court hearings that are so reported. Each side then files its briefs with the appeals court; that step is followed by oral argument and then the decision of the court of appeal.
In California court proceedings, the process commences with the filing of a notice of appeal. Although the notice can be brief, it must be filed within 30 days of the judgment. The appellant must procure the record on appeal, which usually consists of the clerk’s papers of the filings in the trial court, as well as the reporter’s transcripts of the court hearings that are so reported. Each side then files its briefs with the appeals court; that step is then followed by oral argument and then the decision of the court of appeal. Most decisions by the appellate courts are unpublished; however, if the appeal presents new or novel rulings of law, then the decision may be published, thereby becoming legal precedent for future cases.
Appeals are time-sensitive, complicated, and take a significant amount of legal research, time, and money. A mistake in paperwork or failing to meet the proper deadlines will lead to the dismissal of your appeal. Contact the Appellate Law Firm to work with an attorney focused on appeals who can help strategize the best issues for a favorable appeal.