APPEALS FOR CRIMINAL CONVICTION
At Bilecki Law Group, We believe every service member has earned their right to an aggressive defense on their day in court. We specialize in taking the fight to the prosecution and winning cases that others said were unwinnable.
If convicted for a criminal offense, the right step is to hire a criminal defense attorney. An appellate lawyer can review court records to find out if any of your rights have been violated. If your sentence was excessive, an experienced attorney can get your sentence reduced.
What are appeals?
If you have lost a trial in the federal or trial courts, you are entitled to an appeal. For the process to be successful, one should hire a criminal defense attorney. Experienced lawyers are well versed in the legal process involved in appeals. They can help to overturn a court decision or help you receive a lighter sentence.
How is appealing in a Military Court different than a civilian court?
To appeal for a case in military court, you need the assistance of a military defense lawyer. In a civilian court, you need a civilian criminal defense attorney. Both must be well trained and experienced. There are different appellate courts for the different arms of the military. For instance, the Navy and Marines have the Navy – Marines Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. The Army has the Army Court of Appeals. In civil courts, you state and federal courts. For instance, the Court of Criminal Appeals and Court of Civil Appeals. In the military, courts are governed by the UCMJ or the Uniform Code of Military Justice. This is the foundation of military law in the US. The civil court is governed by federal and state laws.
Where are appeals filed in the state of Hawaii? What are the time limits on appealing in Hawaii?
- Proving legal errors especially when it comes to following procedures
- Proving that your trial counsel was not effective
- Proving that certain evidence used during the trial was inadmissible
- Finding new evidence not yet presented to the court during the trial