When a case has reached its end via a guilty plea or a conviction, the legal issues involved are far from over. A criminal defendant should always be on the lookout to file an appeal in their case when it is warranted. In addition to his excellent work leading up to a trial and in the courtroom, attorney John Wesley Hall is a strong presence to have at your side in an appeal or other post-conviction issue.
There are many reasons to file an appeal of your conviction. Unfortunately, merely disagreeing with the verdict — as nearly all people who have been convicted must feel — is not sufficient grounds to do so. There must be some kind of irregularity, newly discovered evidence or apparent wrongdoing by police, lawyers or judges in order to have a chance at having a criminal appeal heard in Arkansas.
An Attorney For Every Stage Of The Process
Some people may be under the misconception that the same attorney who handled their criminal case has to handle the appeal as well. However, this is not true. In fact, it may make more sense for a new attorney to handle the appeal, so that he or she can put a fresh set of eyes on the issues and examine facets of the case that may have been overlooked initially.
You might be eligible to have your record expunged in some cases. Contact us to learn if expungement might make sense for you.
Contact our Little Rock office to determine if an appeal is warranted in your case, and if so, how to go about handling it. Call us today to discuss your case with an experienced defense attorney. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and someone will get back to you promptly. Reach us at 501-371-9131 or email us your contact information.