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Law Offices of Tim Powers

Appeals Lawyer | Serving Westlake, TX

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940-483-8000

Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorneys Who Fight For You And Put You First

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Mark A. Perez, P.C.

Appeals Lawyer | Serving Westlake, TX

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214-444-9990

Experienced & Successful Criminal Defense Lawyer. Call Today.

Whether it’s the criminal court system, immigration authorities, or the big insurance companies, I am an experienced and aggressive attorney with a proven track record of fighting for the rights of my clients. Having 25 years of courtroom experience, including years with the Dallas County District Attorney’s office handling complex white collar crimes, I know …

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The Shapiro Law Firm

Appeals Lawyer | Serving Westlake, TX

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972-755-4015

Award Winning Criminal Law Firm Defending North Texas Clients against Felony and Juvenile Charges. Call Today for an Appointment

The Shapiro Law Firm has been serving Dallas-Fort Worth for over 40 years.  We handle all matters arising out of criminal and family law cases.  We have the resources, experience and expertise to handle the most complex cases and work hard at serving every need of our clients. Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: DWI and DUI …

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Barbieri Law Firm, P.C.

Appeals Lawyer | Serving Westlake, TX

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972-391-7458

Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney. Aggressive Defense of All Criminal Charges. We Handle the Most Complex Cases. Put Our Experience to Work For You.

At Barbieri Law Firm, P.C., we are passionate about protecting the rights and futures of individuals who are facing criminal charges. Because serious penalties are at stake after a criminal charge, it is essential to ensure the attorney you work with is one that has plenty of experience in the field. Our Plano criminal defense lawyer is board certified in criminal law by …

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Criminal Appeals

If you've been convicted of a crime you have a right to appeal your conviction in most cases. A Westlake criminal appeals attorney may be able to get your conviction overturned if there is sufficient evidence to merit this outcome.

Criminal Appeals Lawyers

A criminal appeals lawyer will review your first court case to determine whether an event occurred that would make your conviction unjust. It's important to note, an appeal is not a new case. Rather, it is a review of the first case.

Criminal appeals attorneys generally look for procedural or legal mistakes that were made in the first case that resulted in your conviction. For example, your attorney may review jury instructions or how evidence was introduced. Mistakes during this period could render a jury verdict void.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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