Writs and Appeals
San Bernardino & Riverside Criminal Appeals Lawyer
Criminal Appeals are a specialty in criminal law. Appeals lawyers have
to have excellent research and writing skills, and be able to show courts
of appeals where errors were made during a trial. This experienced San
Bernardino & Riverside Criminal Appeals attorney has handled lots
of appeals and has the kind of experience you need in such a complicated area.
There are two main grounds for appealing a decision: evidence in the trial
court was insufficient to justify the judgment/verdict or errors of law
An appeal is a proceeding by which a case is brought from a lower court
to a higher court for rehearing or reconsideration after a judgment has
been given by the lower court. The higher or appellate court, may sustain,
reverse, or modify the decision. Most appeals are limited to a review
of the record from the lower court. Parties cannot introduce new evidence
and are limited to what was said and introduced at the original proceeding/trial.
The appellate court reviews the lower court's application of the law
to the facts as presented.
If you or a loved one needs legal assistance for a writ or appeal concerning
a criminal case, you will need a highly-qualified criminal defense lawyer.
It is highly recommended that you contact the San Bernardino and Riverside
criminal appeals attorney at the firm so that he can review your case
and determine what specific legal steps need to be taken on your behalf.
The firm serves clients in San Bernardino, Riverside, and throughout the
The most important act in an appeal is the timely filing of the notice
of appeal. This notice must be filed before the time expires. There are
many time limits and regulations in proceeding with an appeal. Failure
to meet some time limits may result in dismissal of your appeal.
A writ is an order from a higher court to a lower court. A defendant may
seek a writ from an appellate judge applied to a trial court or lower
court. Writs, like appeals, involve complex legal work and a defendant
who may be entitled to take a writ needs the services of a competent criminal
To learn more about the regulations and rules regarding writs and appeals,
please consult with the San Bernardino criminal defense lawyer at the
firm. He will advise you on all aspects of these procedures.