Appealing a Conviction
Seasoned Milwaukee Appeals Attorney - (414) 882-8382
Once an individual has been convicted of a crime, the Court will enter
a judgment of conviction in the Circuit Court of the county of conviction.
In Wisconsin, the defendant must first file a Notice of Right to Seek
Post-Conviction Relief in the Circuit Court. That Notice gets filed by
the defendant's criminal defense attorney. Then comes either the Motion
for Post-Conviction Relief or Notice of Appeal. It is crucial that you
work with a Milwaukee appeals lawyer to guide you through the appeals process.
Why Choose Our Appeals Lawyer?
- More than 20 years of legal experience
- Former prosecutor with trial-tested insights
- Successfully handled 1,000s of criminal cases
- 24/7 availability for your free consultation
If you are considering an appeal in Milwaukee, you should seek the counsel
of an experienced appellate attorney. By obtaining the counsel of a Milwaukee
attorney, you can ensure the protection of your rights and the timely
progression of your appeal.
Why Seek a Post-Conviction Motion?
A post-conviction motion is beneficial in cases where:
- There is newly discovered evidence
- There is ineffective legal representation
- There was a violation of constitutional rights.
- An individual wishes to file a Motion for a New Sentence or a Motion for
Help to Navigate the Court of Appeals
A post-conviction appeal is commenced with a filing back in the trial court.
The trial court first reviews the evidence and arguments and then issues
a decision. If the trial court does not rule in favor of the convicted
person, then that person can have his/her post-conviction motion reviewed
for possible legal errors in the Court of Appeals.
If that higher court finds that legal errors were present, the court may:
- Reverse the conviction
- Reduce the sentence
- Or order a new trial.
Once any particular criminal matter is taken to the Court of Appeals, a
transcript of the record is sent from the trial court to the appellate
court. This is what is commonly referred to as the Record on Appeal. This
record consists entirely of the written statements made in court at all
trial court proceedings along with all documents submitted into evidence.
Once the record is submitted to the Court of Appeals, a briefing schedule
is set by the Court. The parties to the litigation submit their legal
briefs to the Court based upon the schedule established. A legal brief
is a written document containing factual and legal arguments that each
party submits to the Court. In certain cases, after the submission of
written briefs, the parties may request and receive the ability to make
oral arguments. After the submission of written briefs and oral arguments,
the appellate court renders a written decision.