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Criminal Appeals


Criminal Appeals Lawyers in Chico, California

Many people think that once a judge hands down a criminal conviction and sentence they are out of options. In reality, that may not be the case. If you were convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, you may have the right to appeal your conviction. At the Rooney Law Firm, we have more than 30 years of experience protecting the rights of individuals in Chico and throughout California.

When Can a Criminal Conviction Be Appealed?

There are typically two basic grounds for an appeal. First, if the weight of the evidence does not support the verdict, there may be grounds for an appeal. Second, if an individual can demonstrate that an error was made at the trial level, the case may be appealed. However, the error must be significant enough that it affected the defendant’s rights. “Harmless” errors, or things that wouldn’t affect the outcome of the case, cannot be used as grounds for reversing the judgment of a lower court.

What Types of Criminal Cases Can Be Appealed?

Just because individuals do not like the outcomes of their cases, that does not automatically grant them permission to appeal the outcome. If an individual can prove that a significant error was made or that the evidence does not support the verdict, then a case can be appealed. Assuming the individual can prove one of those factors, he or she can appeal most convictions, including criminal cases involving:

  • Drunk driving
  • Gang-related crimes
  • Drug charges
  • Violent crimes
  • Sex offenses
  • Property crimes

The Right Attorney Can Get the Right Results

You only get one more chance to receive the outcome you need in your criminal case. The right lawyer can make the difference between getting your name cleared and having a criminal record. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Complete our online contact form or call to get started.

Getting the Right Legal Team Starts With Choosing the Right Attorney

Chico Phone: (530) LAW-HELP (530-345-5678)
California Toll Free: (800) TKO-4LAW (800-856-4529)

Available for office appointments at: Redding, CA and Nevada City, CA

Our goal is to help people in the best way possible. this is a basic principle in every case and cause for success. contact us today for a free consultation. 

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