Being dealt a wrongful criminal conviction is certainly unfortunate, and yet it does not mean one’s fate is sealed. An important component of the United States legal process is the ability to appeal one’s conviction.
Since new evidence is not permitted to be introduced in appellate proceedings, having a skillful attorney by one’s side is the only way to successfully appeal a conviction. Whether tasked with appealing a case at the state or federal level, a Miami criminal defense attorney at Pimentel & Castillo can make certain any inaccuracies or errors in the initial case are uncovered. These errors can range from an improper submission of evidence, to something more severe such as a decision influenced by a judge’s bias. Uncovering these details will allow the appellate court to overturn the original verdict, thus ensuring justice is served.
If you or a family member has been wrongly convicted of a crime, we urge you to call our offices immediately to discuss the specifics of your case and determine the best way to move forward. If the best legal recourse is to appeal the verdict, the help of an experienced Miami criminal defense lawyer will be essential for doing so successfully. If filing a motion for a new hearing is a better option, our team can guide you through this process as well. Whatever your case calls for, our team has the experience and knowledge needed to see you through it until the unjust conviction is dismissed.