Phoenix Criminal Appeals Lawyer

CourthouseBoth misdemeanor and felony convictions can be appealed in the state of Arizona. Misdemeanor cases are appealed in Superior Court while felonies are heard by the Court of Appeals. These processes are quite different from what a defendant went through at trial. Hiring an attorney who understands how to spot issues, and raise them on appeal, is crucial to one’s chances. Bretton Barber is a Phoenix criminal appeals lawyer who aggressively protects the rights of the accused. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.

Arizona appeals attorney helping to overcome wrongful convictions

One’s case is not necessarily over just because they lost at trial. Arizona’s appellate process allows a defendant to argue that errors were made by a lower Court. One wishing to challenge their conviction must file a “Notice of Appeal” within fourteen days after the Trial Court enters judgment. This is a strict deadline and one will lose their right to proceed if they miss it. Once the Notice is filed then the transcripts and records, which one wishes to make part of their argument, must be requested. After all the briefings are filed then a panel of three judges will typically decide the case. Appellate practice is a fact intensive and tedious process. It is crucial that you hire an attorney who pays close attention to detail.

Bretton will ensure that your rights are protected once your case goes on appeal. Our lawyer will immediately begin examining the record so that he knows what the potential issues are. He will then conduct the necessary legal research to determine which issues may be raised. He will ensure that all of your pleadings are timely filed and will keep you informed throughout the process. Bretton believes strongly that all defendants are entitled to their day in Court and that this right extends to the appellate courts. If you have been convicted then you are facing serious consequences and we will take the matter seriously. Contact us today to speak with our lawyer. In addition to Phoenix, our attorney represents defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.

Phoenix attorney handling criminal appeals stemming from felony or misdemeanor convictions

Strict rules exist when dealing with the appeals process. This is true whether you were convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor. You may not miss deadlines and extensions are harder to come by. If the correct portion of the trial transcript is not requested in the Record on Appeal, then that portion of the trial may not be referred to and may not be obtained. Because the appeals process is time sensitive and requires adherence to rules, it is important to hire an organized and detail oriented attorney who can work efficiently. Bretton Barber has the skills necessary to successfully argue on the behalf of his clients. Contact our office today for a consultation.