Criminal Appeals Lawyer in Cincinnati
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Just because you were convicted of a crime doesn't mean that your case
is over. Mistakes can be made during the criminal process and you should
never have to be fined or incarcerated when you don't deserve to be.
That is why the Court of Appeals exists.
Bleile & Dawson offers the counsel you need in order to appeal your
criminal case. Each
Cincinnati criminal defense attorney with our firm knows what behavior and actions are unlawful in a criminal
case. If there was any misconduct during the course of your trial, or
if the sentence was harsher than your charges deserved, our team can fight
to appeal your case. We may be able to have your conviction reversed or
your sentence reduced.
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The Ohio Appeals Process
1. File a Notice of Appeal and Other Documents
Your criminal appellate attorney can help you file your appeal and all
necessary paperwork that goes with it, such as a Docketing Statement or
a praecipe. The Court will generally require you to provide a copy of
the final order from the judge, as well as copies of the court reporter's
transcripts. You will also have to pay all associated fees.
2. Prepare and File a Brief
This is where a transcript comes in handy. Your attorney will need to prepare
and file a brief, quoting any sections in the transcript where errors
occurred in your trial or hearing. Citing issues such as inadmissible
evidence or legal malpractice are vital when appealing a criminal conviction.
3. Brief in Response
After your brief is filed, the prosecutor has an opportunity to respond
with a Brief in Response. They will attempt to argue against the statements
that were made in your brief, defending their actions and trying to prove
that the judge's decision was the right decision.
4. Oral Argument
At this time, it is in your best interests to specifically request an oral
argument. If granted, your attorney will be able to argue your case before
a 3-judge panel and ensure that there is no confusion about your appeal.
5. Final Opinion
Lastly, the Court of Appeals will issue an opinion that will either affirm
the court's original ruling, or reverse the court's decision and,
therefore, your conviction.
Hire a Top-Rated Criminal Appeals Attorney Today!
Contact us today at Bleile & Dawson if you need to appeal your case. Our lawyers
have more than 20 years of combined experience in criminal law and have
received honors such as Avvo Clients' Choice Award for Criminal Defense
for 204 and 2012. We understand how a conviction can turn your life upside
down – let us fight to get your life back!
Call now at (513) 399-5945 to receive your
free case evaluation and learn how we can help.