In every criminal defense case, your lawyer works hard to ensure a positive outcome is reached. However, no matter how great your Fredericksburg criminal defense attorney is, sometimes judges and attorneys can make mistakes. In either case, the outcome can be tragic for the person convicted.
If you were convicted of a crime because of a legal error in a Virginia Circuit Court, you may be able to appeal the decision to the Court of Appeals of Virginia. In the case that is not successful, you may then be able to appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia and in some cases to the United States Supreme Court.
With more than ten years of criminal law experience, you can trust Andrew J. Cornick, Attorney at Law to represent you in an appeal. I can meticulously review the trial transcripts and render a professional opinion on whether or not you should appeal. If you have grounds to appeal, I can prepare and file the petition on your behalf.
Appellate work (the area of law which deals with appeals) is detail-oriented and requires both a thorough knowledge of the law and a willingness to research the specific issues in your case. Appellate attorneys are often limited to arguing the issues considered by the judge at trial or during any pretrial or post-trial motions hearings, but in some cases arguments can be made for the first time on appeal.
Appeals in Virginia are time-sensitive and one late move can destroy your chance at justice. Call Andy immediately and discuss the time limits involved in your appeal.
Arrange a free case evaluation with my firm. During your initial conversation, we can discuss whether there is still time to appeal the decision. You will understand your options upfront before you even owe me a dime.