Savannah, Georgia Criminal Appeals Lawyer
If you’ve been convicted of a crime, don’t lose hope. A conviction on your record can affect you for the rest of your life, but there are options to secure your freedom and protect your future. You can appeal your case even with a jail sentence.
What is involved in the appeal process?
In an appeal, your lawyer’s job is to prove one of two things. First, that there is new evidence that could change the outcome of the case. Second, that your former lawyer, the judge, or the prosecution made errors in the original trial. Your lawyer will move your case to a “court of appeals” with a different judge and jury than your original trial to hear your case. This is known as a direct appeal. You typically have up to one year and 90 days to file to have your case moved to appeal.
What are my next steps after being convicted of a crime?
Appealing a conviction can be a complex process. The best defense you have is to work with an experienced attorney to appeal your case; especially if you feel another lawyer misrepresented you in your original trial or that mistakes were made in the process that resulted in discrimination against you. Your lawyer needs to review every detail of your original trial to see if errors were made including all evidence, motions filed, and court transcripts.
Attorney Joey Turner has successfully appealed many cases in the state of Georgia and is experienced in the appeals process. He will work with you to review your trial and build a case for an appeal. Reach out today for a free review of your case.