Appeals Lawyer Serving Pittsburgh
Exercising Your Right to Appeal
Anyone convicted of a serious criminal offense knows that a conviction
will remain on your permanent criminal record unless you win an appeal
or have your criminal record expunged. Since
expungements only apply to certain criminal offenses, many people opt to file for an
official appeal when they believe they have been wrongly convicted of
a crime. Criminal convictions have a negative impact on future employment
opportunities, loan applications, in personal relationships and in the
obtaining of certain professional licenses. That is why, if you or a loved
one feel you have been wrongly convicted of a crime, we advise you contact a
Pittsburgh criminal attorney from our firm immediately.
In the state of Pennsylvania, any individual convicted of a crime has the
right to file an appeal to address:
- The sufficiency, or insufficiency of the evidence
- The weight of the evidence
- The discretionary aspects used to determine sentencing
- The validity of a guilty plea
- The right to file a direct appeal to the Pennsylvania Superior Court
- The right to be represented by counsel during the appellate process
- The right to have counsel appointed, if you are unable to afford counsel
We are well-versed in the entire appellate process and have successfully
represented numerous clients who believed they had been convicted in error.
When you contact our firm, we will be able to thoroughly review your case,
advise you of the available options, help you determine the most effective
course of action to pursue, and assist you in exercising your legal right
to appeal your conviction. We understand the emotional, financial and
physical impact a conviction will have on your family and your future,
so we are here to get real results.
Contact a Pittsburgh Appeals Attorney to File Your Appeal
An appeal is that formal request to an appellate or higher court to change
an official decision made by a lower court. If you or a loved one feels
that justice has not been served and you want to appeal a guilty plea,
guilty verdict or court order, time is of the essence. Should you fail
to file in a timely fashion, you could lose the right to appeal.
Attorney Frank Walker has been practicing
criminal defense law for several years and has an in-depth understanding of Appellate Law.
Prior to opening Frank Walker Law, Attorney Frank Walker served as an
associate attorney at one of the oldest and most prestigious litigation
firms in Western Pennsylvania. He is a verified and featured lawyer at
LawyerCentral.com and due to our hard work and dedication to our clients,
our firm has become one of the most highly-regarded and sought-after criminal
law firms in the Pittsburgh area. We do not just talk about what we have
accomplished and what we intend to achieve, we show our clients real results.
Have you or a loved one been wrongly convicted? You have a very limited
amount of time in which to file an appeal. Contact a Pittsburgh appeals lawyer
today to schedule a confidential consultation.