Everyone convicted of a criminal offense has the right to appeal both the conviction and the sentence. Appellate practice requires reviewing everything the judge and attorneys did in the trial court, and finding reasons why the client may not have received a fair trial or sentence. Essentially, a successful appeal argues that the trial court made an error that prejudiced their rights.
In New Jersey State courts, appeals first go to the Appellate Division, then the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Federal appeals go to the Circuit Court of Appeals (New Jersey federal cases go to the Third Circuit), and then sometimes to the United States Supreme Court.
We have handled numerous appeals before the Appellate Division, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
We have represented clients on appeal when we also represented them in the trial court, but we have also handled appeals when other attorneys handled the trial.
If you or a loved one are unhappy with the outcome of a criminal case, we may be able to help.
We can discuss your case and choose the course of action that is right for you. Every case is handled in a confidential and discreet manner. To set up your free initial consultation, contact Benedict and Altman today.