The criminal justice system is far from perfect. A judge or jury may arrive at a verdict that is wrong due to errors during the investigation or trial.
At The Law Offices of Steven M. Williams, our attorneys handle appeals of criminal and civil cases in Texas whether we handled the original case or not. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
When Can I Appeal A Case?
Unfortunately, you cannot appeal a criminal or civil case just because the verdict was wrong. To appeal a case, your appellate attorney must show:
Evidence was wrongfully excluded
Inadmissible evidence was allowed
New evidence has been uncovered after your trial that proves you were innocent
Misconduct by police or the prosecutor
Mistakes by the judge
Misapplication of law
Lack of adequate representation by your lawyer
Other mistakes in the trial record
Our attorneys can review the trial record and let you know if you have grounds for an appeal.
For More Information About Appeals
You have a limited amount of time to appeal a case, so it’s important to seek the advice of an appellate lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact our Decatur law office by calling 940-627-6060 or sending us an email.