It Ain't Over 'Till It's Over...The Beauty of a California Felony Appeal

Posted by Neil Shouse | Nov 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Following your felony conviction, the judge sentenced you to an unduly harsh criminal sentence…a sentence that exceeds legal boundaries. After the jury convicted you, one of the jurors told your attorney that the verdict was based on an outside investigation that one of the jurors conducted. After discussing your case with another attorney, you believe that your attorney failed to object to a key piece of evidence…a piece of evidence that could have properly been excluded and, that most likely would have proven your innocence. If these or any other legal errors sound familiar, you should consider filing a California felony appeal.

A California felony appeal is available as a legal remedy for any legal errors that took place during your pre-trial, trial, or post-trial proceedings. If successful, your felony appeal could overturn your conviction, entitle you to a new hearing, or receive a sentence that is more proportional to the offense you committed.

But the rules that govern a California felony appeal are technical and complex, requiring the skill of a California appeals attorney. And perhaps the most critical factor is the fact that you only have 60 days following a judgment to file a felony appeal.

If you believe you were unjustly convicted or sentenced, be sure to consult immediately with an experienced California felony appellate lawyer. (Also refer to our article on the Grounds for California Misdemeanor Appeals.)

About the Author

Neil Shouse

A former Los Angeles prosecutor, attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT). He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Dr Phil, Court TV, The Today Show and Court TV. Mr Shouse has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal and Top 100 Civil Attorneys.


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