Indiana offers two options for appeal after your conviction. You may be able to appeal the conviction itself, or you might appeal the sentencing you received for that conviction. You can also appeal both simultaneously. However, the time in which you have to do this is minimal, and it’s vital that you have a Logansport appeal attorney who understands the process as well as your rights. The appeals process itself is quite complex. It’s often not very intuitive for the layperson, and every minute counts.
How the Appeals System Works
Many people don’t understand that they have the right to appeal their conviction, their sentence, or both. Contact us today for a consultation to find out how you can appeal.
You aren’t able to enter any appeal, for your conviction or your sentencing, until after sentencing takes place, which may be some time after the conviction. This commonly occurs to give the court time to complete a pre-sentence investigation to gather information that may inform your sentencing. You have a narrow window of opportunity in which to file appeals after you are sentenced.
An Indiana appeal attorney will be able to review the facts of your case immediately to determine whether or not you have the basis to appeal your conviction or your sentencing. They will consider all of the evidence presented and analyze the transcripts of your case to pick apart anything that might help you in your appeal. If they believe that an error was committed that resulted in your trial being unfair, you may be able to have your conviction overturned.
However, you only have 30 days to file a Notice of Appeal. It’s essential that you have an experienced attorney who can make a strong argument quickly and decisively within this timeframe.
Don’t Give Up Your Rights Without a Fight
We are here to defend your rights as if they were our own. Competent legal representation is a must for the appeals process—call us today.
Our attorneys can help you defend and preserve your rights, but you need to contact us as quickly as possible so that we can put forth a compelling argument that your conviction or your sentencing were wrongfully carried out. Many people who try to file an appeal themselves fail because they don’t understand the many nuances of this process or how to craft a strong enough argument.
Leeman Law’s attorneys know the appellate process inside and out. We know the types of arguments that are most likely to meet with success when it comes to an appeal. And because we understand the process entirely, we can work with unparalleled speed to ensure that your appeal paperwork is filed on time.
You have a limited window in which to act to appeal your conviction. Call us today so that we can begin working on your case immediately.