A person who has been convicted of a state or federal crime in Houston, Texas has a right to appeal their case, which is asking a higher court to review a certain aspect or certain aspects of the case for legal or procedural errors. An appeal is not simply asking for a new trial because the defendant is unhappy with the results of his or her criminal conviction. The purpose of an appeal is only to determine whether or not the conviction or the resulting sentence was reached in error. The defendant who has filed the appeal must prove to the higher court that there were indeed legal or procedural errors in the trial or sentencing. This means no new evidence is allowed to be introduced. The only issue considered is whether the trial was legally and procedurally proper.
Fertitta & Reynal handles direct appeals from both state and federal convictions. If you believe that your criminal conviction or sentence was reached incorrectly due to a legal mistake or a procedural error, contact us today. We will aggressively fight for you to receive a fair trial or sentence.
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