You now have a criminal conviction. Maybe your trial attorney got you a good deal, or maybe a raw deal, or maybe you were found guilty following a trial. During a criminal appeal, the defense must be able to show that justice was denied. In depth research makes that happen. Call 808-521-3367 so that the Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC can get started working on your behalf.
One of the most common questions I hear from our clients is "How can I get my conviction overturned?" It is important to understand that if you entered into a plea bargain, then you have pleaded guilty and are subject to criminal penalties. You cannot appeal a conviction just because you do not like the result. However, this does not mean that you cannot get significant relief from a criminal conviction through either an appeal, a post-conviction relief, possibly an expungement or other legal tools.
Appealing a Conviction
There are a variety of tools that can be used to provide some form of relief to people who have already been convicted of a crime. The most well known tool is the appeal.
In order for an appeal to be made, the defense counsel must meet specific requirements in order to permit the case to move into the appellate court system. These requirements usually involve identifying some type of problem in the original trial and citing supporting legal precedents for reversing a prior conviction or getting a new trial.
There are a variety of strategies that can be used to obtain an appeal, including the discovery of new evidence, failure to follow correct procedures (mistrials), the use of evidence that should have been suppressed, etc. Since there are strict time limits during which appeals can be made, it is important to start this process as early as possible.
Other Post-Conviction Tools
An appeal is not the only route available for post-conviction relief. At the Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC, I am knowledgeable and experienced and have employed a variety of post-conviction defense strategies including:
How I Can Help
The traditional appeals process can be lengthy and expensive. In an evaluation, I thoroughly investigate all of the legal proceedings and discovery available in order to arrive at the best possible strategy for my clients. I then provide you with your legal options to move forward.
BIA/Board of Immigration AppealsAppealing the decision of removability, or some other decision, of an IJ, Immigration Judge, requires a knowledge of both trial level immigration law with regard to removability determinations, criminal convictions, the criminal process and the Board of Immigration Appeals process. Kevin O'Grady has that experience and can use his varied experience with state, federal, and military criminal law, along with immigration law and immigration appeals to provide you with the best chance during an appeal.
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